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PostSubject: Acanthus mollis   Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:03 pm

Hello - my darling bride has returned from visiting our son in Canberra. She just showed me some photos of a plant she likes. It turns out it is Acanthus Mollis.

Anybody comment about its success in Brisbane, SW?

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PostSubject: Re: Acanthus mollis   Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:31 pm

http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/factsheets/Flowering-Plants-and-Shrubs/Acanthus-mollis/854
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PostSubject: Re: Acanthus mollis   Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:50 pm

Daniel did you know that it can become a PEST and the only way to get rid of it is to dig it up and sift through all the soil around where it was grown, as it will come up again from one little piece of root, I can imagine it taking off here like most weedy plants.

Perhaps Research plenty for this one..
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PostSubject: Re: Acanthus mollis   Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:30 pm

Yes, David grows it in Canberra. He seems to control it OK...but I am mindful that it spreads, thanks, so looking at a place where I can control it...like up on the bank between concrete retaining wall and side fence. What do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: Acanthus mollis   Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:25 pm

I don't know..

Best I say nothing here perhaps it's better if you put it where you want to and just keep a eye on it..
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PostSubject: Re: Acanthus mollis   Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:33 am

Hmmmm, OK. I will have a look at it when next I am down at his place. Apparently his m-i-l grows it too so I might get a chance to see that too.
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PostSubject: Re: Acanthus mollis   Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:36 am

In Canberra do you mean, plants would grow a lot slower there wouldn't they.

So should I say they would grow a lot faster here.. whistle

Reminds me of one of my friends on the Art site Rebecca that lives in Canada Ontario actually she was chatting to me about my Louisiana Iris photo I submitted as I said that one plant has x by 10 the past year since I have had it, she was amazed and went on to tell me that her Iris's are lucky if they multiply x by 1 in three years, I know Canberra is not as cold as there as they have ice and snow at present but the difference between heat/cold would make a amazing difference in growth pattern with some plants..

Just a thought....
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PostSubject: Re: Acanthus mollis   Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:17 am

The more research I do, the less I want to take the chance with Acanthus mollis. I will seek another groundcover for that bank I think.
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