Acanthus x 'Summer Beauty' (Acanthaceae)
A lush and vigorous cross, likely between A. mollis and A. spinosus, ‘Summer Beauty’ is considered the best Acanthus for hot southern climates. Fills the woodland border with a profusion of broadly lobed glossy-green leaves. Acanthus foliage inspired the leaf motif seen in the capitals of Corinthian columns and other classical ornamentation. Dramatic bloom spikes arise in summer — pagodas of large white flowers with dusky purple hooded calyces. A stately and captivating addition to the garden.
Bloom color: white
Bloom period: early-summer
Container size: Qt.