Acanthus mollis ‘Whitewater’ is a vigorous, variegated Acanthus its striking, bold leaves have deeply cut white margins and splashing on them. It forms a large clump with tall showy pink flower stalks with pale pink and cream flowers in June-July. It is also very attractive to pollinators. Great bold accent in the shade garden, perennial border or areas that are difficult to grow in, as this is a tough plant. Flower stalks are good for cutting. It can reach a maximum mature height of 120 cm and spread of 90 cm.
Suggested Care: Grow Acanthus mollis ‘Whitewater’ in well-drained, fertile soil, in full sun or partial shade. Divide congested clumps in spring or autumn. It’s a herbaceous perennial, so its foliage dies down in autumn, reappearing the following spring.
Planting Instructions: Break up the soil well before planting and dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Remove plant from the pot by tapping the rim of the pot in ‘up side down’ position. Do not pull the plant from the pot. Firm soil after planting and water regularly for the first month. As this is a tall variety, you should leave space between other plants.