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Acanthus �Summer Beauty�

This plant makes a bold statement in the partially shady garden. Glossy, deeply lobed, medium green foliage forms an 18�-30� clump. Spikes of striking, longlasting flowers appear in late spring through mid-summer and can reach 48�-60� tall. The flowers look like little white �hankies� emerging from smokypurple calyces. This plant is stunning in large containers. This hybrid acanthus holds up in summer heat. Well-drained soils.