Monday, March 12, 2012

Flame acanthus for Steph

Here's our flame acanthus, which we planted in 2006 or '07. If I remember right, we bought it as a bedding plant in a 4-inch pot. "Yeah, right, this little thing gets BIG," I probably thought to myself. Well, BELIEVE THOSE TAGS that come with plants because this little guy DID grow bigger! It blooms prolifically. Flame acanthus is also a host plant for crimson patch butterflies. We planted a second acanthus in a front flower bed last year.

1 comment:

Steph@RamblingWren said...

Thanks Sheryl. Sweet of you to post a picture. You answered my question. Looks like this plant needs room to grow and spread out. I'm looking for something a bit more behaved. I'm still going to try to find a spot for this plant in my garden though.

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