Bear's Breeches, Variegated Acanthus
Acanthus 'Whitewater'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acanthus (a-KANTH-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Whitewater
Additional cultivar information:(PP23342)
Hybridized by Egger
Registered or introduced: 2013

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Variegated

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atlanta, Georgia

Deridder, Louisiana

Natchez, Mississippi

Indian Trail, North Carolina

Leesburg, Virginia

Renton, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 30, 2014, barnybowles from Charlotte, NC wrote:

Got one this spring looking great so far.

Neutral

On Aug 12, 2013, aceracre from Olympia, WA wrote:

Has anyone had this plant revert back to a non variegated form? I have had that happen to a couple of different variegated forms of other plants, and just wondering about this one.

Neutral

On Mar 15, 2012, greentoo from Carpinteria, CA wrote:

Acanthus 'Whitewater'
I was advised today (3-15-12) by an online retail nursery that there is no significant difference between A. 'Tasmanian Angel' and A. 'Whitewater'. I have 'Tasmanian Angel' in my garden and would like to know if indeed there is difference worth the money.

Neutral

On Nov 25, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Bred with Acanthus Summer Beauty for vigor, hardiness, heat and humidity tolerence. Prefers deep fertile, moist, well drained soil. Good variegated evergreen foliage. Variegation may not appear on young plants. Good for difficult spots.