Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acanthus (a-KANTH-us) (Info)
Species: mollis (MAW-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Hollard's Gold
Additional cultivar information:(aka Fielding Gold, New Zealand Gold)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

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

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Chartreuse/Yellow

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Anaheim, California

Aptos, California

Santa Monica, California

Desoto, Texas

Fircrest, Washington

Charleston, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 25, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

Like most acanthus this plant is drought tolerant once established. It is often grown as a foliage plant and the flowers are often considered a bonus. pokerboy.

Neutral

On Nov 10, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful shiny golden-green foliage. It rarely flowers in zone 5 or 6, but it is a magnificent and hardy foliage plant. When it does flower, a 1-1 1/2 inch flower stem shoots up from the center of the plant - with lovely white flowers that are great in cut flower arrangements.

Prefers moist soil and sunny conditions (the more sun, the more golden the leaves turn). It can reach a height of 48".