With their white margins and mottling, the jagged leaves of ‘Tasmanian Angel’ are a real showshopper, and in late summer, 3-foot-tall, pink-and-cream flower stalks heighten the effect. The variegation may be less pronounced as the leaves age, but the plant still draws the eye. Use it as a multiseason container specimen or as a bedding plant. -Allan Armitage, Plants to know and grow, Fine Gardening issue #119
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis is the first variegated bear's breeches.
CareProvide partial to full shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil.
ProblemsNothing serious, but watch for slugs and snails.
- Genus : Acanthus
- Zones : 10, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Uses : Containers
- Bloom Time : Late Summer
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink, White
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest