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Oyster Plant
Acanthus mollis
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Add this spectacular plant to your garden. This tough perennial produces broad, glossy, serrated leaves and unusual, purple and white flowers on tall flowering spikes from November through to January. It makes an ideal groundcover under large, established trees in deep shade and in shrub gardens. It will tolerate a wide range of sites, although it looks best when protected from the afternoon sun.

Size — 200mm
Growth Width — 1.3m
Growth Height — 1m
Flower Colour — Purple, White
Flowering Period — January, November, December
Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade, Shade
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Cultivate the soil before planting. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the container. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole, so that the soil level of the plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with soil, tamp down firmly, and water well, even if the soil is moist.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist. This plant can tolerate some dry periods.

Pruning Advice

Remove dead leaves and spent flower stems from this plant.