Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold'

Hollard's Gold Bear's Breeches


Semi-evergreen Perennial

Bold glossy foliage is great in mixed garden beds but makes an especially dramatic subject for a solo container planting. Very important to shelter from afternoon sun because direct, intense sun will burn the foliage and mar appearance. Can be difficult to remove because it can re-grow from small bits of remaining root, so choose your location carefully and grow it in a container if uncertain.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Regular / Even

Description

Size: 30 - 48 tall x 36 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Mounding, Upright
Foliage Texture: Bold
Foliage Quality: Glossy / Shiny

Features: Attractive Foliage

Foliage Color: Chartreuse / Lime, Yellow / Gold

Flower Color: Mutli-color, White
Bloom Season: Summer, Jun, Jul
Flower Shape: Spike /Spire

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Mixed Border, Specimen, Beds and Borders, Container
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Late Winter / Early Spring, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Aggressive / Crowds Neighbors, Potentially Invasive
Collections: Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low


Plant Combos

Foliage-driven Garden Plan with Abundant Summer Flowers

Focus: Efficient Use of Space, Mixed Border
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Full Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade
Zone: 7, 8

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Plant Combination for Shade

Focus: Mixed Border, Small Space
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade
Zone: 7, 8, 9

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Elegant Itea Supported by Fab Foliage

Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Year-round Interest
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Zone: 7, 8, 9

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Mixed Foliage Border with Red Blooms as Accent

Focus: Mixed Border, Privacy and Screening
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Zone: 7, 8, 9

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Foliage Combo for Shade in Warm Tones

Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Full Shade, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Zone: 8, 9

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Plant Combo for Afternoon Shade

Focus: Color Theme, Mixed Border, Small Space
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Zone: 7, 8, 9

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Foliage Combo in Shades of Green with Martagon Lilies

Focus: Mixed Border, Small Space
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Zone: 7, 8, 9

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