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Acanthus dilemma

cloud8cloud8 Posts: 103

I would like to grow an acanthus but don't know the difference between mollis and spinosus.  Can anyone recommend one over the other?  I've only got a small garden so if one is considerably less sprawly than the other that might be good, or if one has nicer foliage and flowers.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.


  • image  Both plants grow very large in a short time, we have grown both, to see the difference look at Google Images, it is the leaf that differs, it is a very attractive plant, but does need space!!

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Spinosus is very prickly.

  • cloud8cloud8 Posts: 103

    oh thanks both of you,  I'll maybe go for the less prickly in case I back onto it by mistake.  I'll make space for it because it looks so fab.

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