Acanthus mollis bears enormous, deeply lobed leaves, from which tall flower spikes clothed in white flowers, each with a hood-like purple bract, emerge in late summer.
The flowers can be used in fresh and dried arrangements. Acanthus mollis ‘Whitewater’ has dark green leaves heavily splashed with white, with bold margins. Its flowers are pink and cream-white. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border, particularly among bold colours, and makes striking architectural presence.
Grow Acanthus mollis ‘Whitewater’ in well-drained, fertile soil in partial shade. Divide congested clumps in spring or autumn.
Acanthus 'Whitewater' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Acanthus 'Whitewater' has no toxic effects reported.
Perform best in patial shade.
Prefers well drained moist soil.
90 to 120cm
60 to 90cm