i was wondering if the acanthus i dug up and mailed to two members here would 'take' on their property. it sounds like it may take work and a couple years to get results.. but at least it sounds doable. if yours don't take root, let me know and i'll send you more
i have cut off the dead leaves from this year's plant.. but have left the flower spikes intact. i'll have to go out and look closely to see if i can find 'seeds' as mentioned in this link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gar...o-grow-Acanthus.htmlThis message has been edited. Last edited by: bana,
Oct 07, 2012, 01:13 PM
bana, I'm not one that you gave acanthus to but the patience I had with mine (hungaricus)sure paid off, it was lovely this year. Thought I'd lost it-didn't bloom and hardly grew at all last year. I'm in zone 5.
Oct 07, 2012, 01:26 PM
thanks for the encouragement, jmchab, and for validating that results are worth the wait. i hope the recipients of mine see this and that it gives them hope.
Oct 10, 2012, 05:20 PM
I've tried to grow it before but it didn't make it through the winter. I know some of you folks said it was a pest, but I really love the leaves and flowers. So different!
Oct 10, 2012, 06:20 PM
Barb in Mississippi
bana sent me some tubers. I planted them almost 2 months ago, but the other day I was looking at where I planted them and LOOK! I'm EXCITED! I'm babying mine and intend to mulch it this winter, to make sure that it comes back!
Oct 10, 2012, 08:03 PM
jvelo-The ONLY one that grows/or might make it in zone 5 is "hungaricus". At least for me. Tried another but it didin't make it either.