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                  ACANTHUS 'WHITEWATER'                        


Acanthus 'Whitewater' 
(Variegated Bear's Breeches)

Origin:  Hybrid
Family:  Acanthaceae
Light:  Part-Full shade
Height:  3'
Spacing:  3'
Blooms:  Showy, tubular spikes, pink and cream, Summer
Foliage:  Evergreen, variegated, white splashes, white margins, saw-toothed, deeply cut
Soil:  Well-drained, moist, rich
Water:  Moderate
Uses:  Ornamental, container, backdrop, mass, cut flower, container, foliage, border, beds, Spring interest, Summer interest, Fall interest
Propagation:   Rhizomatous root divisions

Gardening Descriptions:  Acanthus 'Whitewater' or Variegated Bear's Breeches' is a hardy evergreen spiky  perennial with a rapid spreading rhizomatous growth habit.  Of hybrid origin, it is a magnificent hybrid, resisting much more heat and humidity.  In Summer, Acanthus 'Whitewater' produces showy 4 feet tall tubular spikes of cream and pink flowers.  The cut flowers make an excellent bouquet.  Variegated Bear's Breeches has exquisite evergreen deeply lobed, sawtoothed leaves, with bold splashes of white and white margin.  It is easily propagated from rhizomatous root divisions.  Acanthus 'Whitewater thrives best in well-drained, moist, deeply rich soil in a shady environment.  It is low maintenance.  Cut plants back in the Fall.  Mass plant Variegated Bear's Breeches for a splendid view as focal points or in borders or beds.  These are vigorous growing perennials and soon forms nice clumps.  Acanthus 'Whitewater'  makes excellent backdrop plants in the shade garden. It can also be container cultivated. The awesome foliage variegation provides 3 seasons of beauty in Spring, Summer and Fall.  It won me over with its spectacular foliage.  Variegated Breeches is definitely a winner in Jenny's Garden.

USDA Zones:  7, 8, 9, 10 images and gardening descriptions of Acanthus 'Whitewater'  (Variegated Bear's Breeches) growing in Jenny's Garden

Plant image of butterfly attractor, Acanthus 'Whitewater' or Variegated Bear's Breeches, suitable for growing in USDA Zones 7, 8, 9 & 10 


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