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Bear's Breeches, Oyster Plant
Acanthus spinosus 'Lady Moore'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acanthus (a-KANTH-us) (Info)
Species: spinosus (spy-NO-sus) (Info)
Cultivar: Lady Moore

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 21, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Acanthus spinosus Lady Moore is a variegated acanthus and named for the noted gardener Phyllis Moore, wife of a director of the National Botanical Gardens at Glasnevin. Note that the dark green foliage is only heavily spotted white in spring.