Acanthus (Acanthus Mollis) Flower Heirloom,

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Acanthus (Acanthus Mollis) Flower Heirloom,

Also commonly called bear's breeches, is a very unique, perennial plant with underground rhizome growing up to 80cm (31.4in) tall. Flowers bloom abundantly and long, adding impressive look & touch in gardens, balconies, windowsills and yards. The plant is handsome, lobed foliage and tall, erect racemes of two-lipped flowers with colourful bracts. Cold resistant and grows for 3-4 years in the same place.

Growing: Posses large seeds which can be soaked in water for 24h before planting to speed up the germination.

Planting season: year round in tropical climate; in temperate climate start the seeds 6-8 weeks prior the last frost indoors or directly inside the grown after the danger of last frost is gone and soil has warmed up.

Soil: light, fertile, well-draining.

Sowing depth: 2cm (0.7in) deep.

Spacing: 75cmx75cm (29.5x25.9in).

Light: full sun/partial shade.

Watering: regular to keep the soil moist, yet not soggy.

Germination: takes about 25-30 days to germinate.

Fertilizing: optional.

 

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