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Acanthus 'Whitewater' | 3L Pot Perennial Bedding
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Acanthus 'Whitewater' | 3L Pot

SKU: PB0001

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Big and bold leaves all year with a stunning summer floral display
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The Highlights

    • Our 3L potted plants are premium, garden ready plants with a well established root system and strong, bushy growth. They are overwintered for a season, to ensure they are fully hardy and to give them more time to build a strong roots and spring growth. Plant these out in your garden and you are sure to get a spectacular display that year.MORE
    • Stunning and huge variegated leaves
    • Beautiful upright white and purple flowers in the summer
    • Very easy to grow and care for
    • Perfect herbaceous feature for a bed or border
    • More drought resistant during dry spells
    • Flowers can be cut to make superb floral features

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Supplied as:

3 Litre Pot

Height on arrival:

Depending on the time of year, when your plant arrives it should be up to 30-50cm tall

Eventual height:


Eventual spread:


Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

White, Purple


The foliage will grow with a bushy habit but the flowers grow in a columnar/upright habit


Fully Hardy
Will endure even the harshest of British winters




Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

Acanthus may have issues with Powdery Mildew (which is more difficult to spot due to the variegated leaves). To prevent Mildew, you should space apart the plants adequately to prevent overcrowding and tight, humid conditions. Water at the base into the soil, not on the leaves, and try to prevent the water splashing off of the soil and onto the leaves.MORE

Water Well in Summer

Generally the plant will cope fine with rain water throughout the year. During hot, prolonged dry periods in summer, however, you may have to give the plant a good watering several times a week. If the plant starts to look distressed and the soil around it is very dry, then give the plant some more water and check up on it the next day.MORE

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Plant somewhere where the plant will receive around 6 hours of direct sunlight every day.MORE

Fertile, Well-Drained Soil

Acanthus prefers fertile, well-drained soil, but can cope simply in any normal well-drained soil. If your soil is particularly poor or clay heavy then a good mix is garden compost with some added perlite to improve drainage.MORE

Not Required

Don't worry, this isn't a hungry plant so your food bills won't be going up!MORE

Prune Lightly

Prune away flower stems after the bloom has finished and give the plant a little tidy up in spring removing any dead leaves.MORE