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Acanthus spinosus 'Lady Moore'

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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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral saya 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.




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