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Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold' (syn. 'Fielding's Gold')


Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold' is a very special bear's breeches with new leaves emerging gold or chartreuse.

Acanthus mollis is a dramatic architectural plant from both sides of the Mediterranean with large, glossy, mid-green leaves and strong upright flower spikes 3-4 feet tall of white flowers with dusty purple bracts. 'Hollard's Gold' (syn. 'Fielding's Gold') is a very special cultivar with new leaves emerging chartreuse to gold offering the best colours in part shade to part sun. Evergreen in mild winters, especially if protected by overhanging trees or large shrubs. Tolerant of dry shade.

Common Name: Bear's Breeches

Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: White

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Pink

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Sheltered Mediterranean woodlands in deep moist soil.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

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