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ACANTHUS DIOSCORIDIS SMOOTH LEAF EDGE

Acanthaceae

Dumpy spikes of huge red-pink flowers Jun-Aug, smooth-edged greyish leaves, 25cm. Sun and well-drained. Anatolia. . Bob's score = 7

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ACANTHUS DIOSCORIDIS SMOOTH LEAF EDGE

ACANTHUS DIOSCORIDIS VAR.PERRINGII

Acanthaceae

Deeply toothed grey-green leaves, intricate pink and grey-green flower spikes Jun-Aug, short 45cm. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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ACANTHUS DIOSCORIDIS var.PERRINGII

ACANTHUS DIOSCORIDIS VAR.PERRINGII CLONE 1

Acanthaceae

Deeply toothed greyish leaves, intricate spikes of deep pink flowers among pale green calyces, Jun-Aug, short at 35cm. Sun and well-drained soil. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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ACANTHUS DIOSCORIDIS var.PERRINGII clone 1

ACANTHUS DIOSCORIDIS VAR.PERRINGII CLONE 2

Acanthaceae

Dumpy spikes of huge intricate pink, white and grey-green flowers Jun-Aug, deeply toothed greyish leaves, 30cm. Sun and well-drained. More vigorous than clone 1. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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ACANTHUS DIOSCORIDIS var.PERRINGII clone 2

ACANTHUS EMINENS

Acanthaceae

Large flowers in large heads of bright deep blue flowers Mar-Jul, large decorative holly-like leaves, spiny 1-2m. Hardy in cold places if you only want foliage, for flowers it needs a relatively frost-free winter. Ethiopia, Kenya. . Bob's score = 7 RHS Hardiness Rating: H3 .

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ACANTHUS EMINENS

ACANTHUS HIRSUTUS

Acanthaceae

Nice imbricated hairy leaves lie flat on ground, dumpy spikes of scented pale creamy-yellow flowers, Jun-Aug, 40cm. Easy. Syria. Spreader. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H6 .

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ACANTHUS HIRSUTUS

ACANTHUS HIRSUTUS F.ROSEA

Hairy leaves, spikes of pink flowers, Jul-Sep, 50cm. Easy. RHS Hardiness Rating: H6 .

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ACANTHUS HIRSUTUS f.ROSEA

ACANTHUS HIRSUTUS SUBSP.SYRIACUS

Acanthaceae

Short broad spikes of dark maroon-purple flowers Jul-Sep, 45cm. Synonym A.syriacus. . Bob's score = 6

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ACANTHUS HIRSUTUS subsp.SYRIACUS

ACANTHUS HUNGARICUS

Acanthaceae

Distinctive dark green pinnatifid leaves, pale mauvey-green flowers Jul-Oct, 50cm. Easy. It surprises me every year how good this plant is and for me it's not invasive. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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ACANTHUS HUNGARICUS

ACANTHUS HUNGARICUS 'WHITE LIPS'

Acanthaceae

Distinctive dark green pinnatifid leaves, purple and white flowers Jul-Oct, 50cm. Easy. No problems. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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ACANTHUS HUNGARICUS

ACANTHUS MOLLIS

Acanthaceae

broad glossy evergreen leaves and spikes of mauve and white flowers Jun-Aug, 85cm. Easy. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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ACANTHUS MOLLIS

ACANTHUS MOLLIS 'HOLLARD'S GOLD'

Acanthaceae

Beautiful broad shining golden yellow-green leaves, particularly between autumn and spring (and in summer in shady places). Mauve and white flower spikes Jun-Sep, 90cm. shade or half shade. . Bob's score = 8.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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ACANTHUS MOLLIS

ACANTHUS MOLLIS LATIFOLIUS GROUP

Acanthaceae

Broad summer-active dark green figured foliage, spikes of white and purple flowers Jun-Aug, 60cm. RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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ACANTHUS MOLLIS LATIFOLIUS GROUP

ACANTHUS MOLLIS LATIFOLIUS GROUP 'RUE LEDAN'

Acanthaceae

Green hooded white flowers Jun-Sep, broad glossy dark green herbaceous foliage, compact 60cm. Sterile - no unwanted seedlings. No Mildew so far! . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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ACANTHUS MOLLIS LATIFOLIUS GROUP

ACANTHUS MOLLIS 'OAKLEAF'

Bigger more shapely leaves. ?Synonym Acanthus 'Summer Beauty'?

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ACANTHUS MOLLIS

ACANTHUS MOLLIS 'PRIDE OF MORVAN'

Acanthaceae

Cream and yellow variegated deep glossy evergreen foliage ages cream variegated, spikes of pale purple and white hooded flowers Jun-Jul, 1m.

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ACANTHUS MOLLIS

ACANTHUS MOLLIS 'TASMANIAN ANGEL'

Acanthaceae

Flowers are stunningly pink and white, shapely dark green leaves with frosted white ends and margins turn dark green, 60cm. Compared to 'Whitewater' I find the variegation better, the leaves neater and it's hardier. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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ACANTHUS MOLLIS

ACANTHUS SENNII

Acanthaceae

Large holly-like foliage, heads of orange-red flowers Oct-Dec if sited in warm place, herbaceous when very cold and late to reappear, 75cm-2m. RHS Hardiness Rating: H4 .

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ACANTHUS SENNII

ACANTHUS SPINOSISSIMUS

Acanthaceae

Spiny white variegated leaves, smart spikes of large purple, white and green hooded flowers Jun-Sep, 60cm. Completely herbaceous. . Bob's score = 6 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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ACANTHUS SPINOSISSIMUS

ACANTHUS SPINOSUS

Acanthaceae

White flowers with purple bracts Jul-Oct, dark figured leaves, 85cm. A classical plant. Easy even dryish shade. Invasive self-seeder. . Bob's score = 5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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ACANTHUS SPINOSUS

ACANTHUS SPINOSUS FERGUSONS' FORM

Acanthaceae

Good, neat, floriferous and mildew-free. As the Fergusons said (somewhat enigmatically), "First find your clone". White flowers with redder purple bracts than normal Jul-Oct, dark figured leaves more divided than normal, compact 65cm. Sterile and non-seed . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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ACANTHUS SPINOSUS FERGUSONS

ACANTHUS SPINOSUS FROM HOO HOUSE

Acanthaceae

White flowers with purple bracts Jul-Oct, dark figured leaves, 85cm. A classical plant. Easy even dryish shade. Invasive self-seeder. This form like 'Ferguson's Form'. We shall see. RHS Hardiness Rating: H7 .

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ACANTHUS SPINOSUS from Hoo House

ACANTHUS SPINOSUS 'LADY MOORE'

Acanthaceae

Dark green classical cut leaves cream and yellow variegated in spring when growing strongly but not in pots (ever) 50cm, spikes of deep dusky purple and white flowers May-Aug, 90cm. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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ACANTHUS SPINOSUS

ACANTHUS 'SUMMER BEAUTY'

Acanthaceae

Broad glossy wonderfully figured foliage, white flowers from purple calyces, Jun-Aug, 70cm. Easy. Probably A.spinosus x A.mollis. . Bob's score = 7.5 RHS Hardiness Rating: H5 .

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ACANTHUS

ACANTHUS 'WHITEWATER'

Acanthaceae

Bold dark green foliage with white foaming particularly when growing strongly, pink-kissed white flower heads on clean pale pink stems Jun-Aug, foliage 60cm, flowers 1.5m. Sumptuous. . Bob's score = 8 RHS Hardiness Rating: H4 .

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