acanthus mollis


This is a rare form of Acanthus mollis called ‘Rue Leden’. There is a pink variety called ‘Tasmania’.

It is a fantastic plant in a dry, shady place where you want a lot of luxurient green foliage.It is considered by historians to have been the inspiration for the tops of the Corinthian columns in Greek/Roman architecture.


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