Acanthus mollis ‘Tasmanian Angel’
Green Man with Acanthus, an architectural corbel supporting the Bamberg Horseman, Bamberg Cathedral, Germany. Early 13th Century.
Garden Architecture. This plant qualifies as such: Acanthus mollis ‘Tasmanian Angel.’
Preferring shelter from the afternoon sun, and moist soil, this is a candidate for parts of the garden that are sometimes hard to landscape: wet and shady, with morning sunlight. The large, bold leaves are variegated and deeply scalloped, producing flower spikes in spring up to 4’ tall in clear coral-pink. And.…it’s deer proof.
Moroccan Landscape (Acanthus). Henri Matisse (1911-13) Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm Sweden.