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Acanthus spinosus
Bear's Breeches

Acanthus spinosus
Acanthus spinosus
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A handsome architectural plant, Acanthus spinosus has large glossy, dark green leaves which are deeply divided and in late summer, large spikes of foxglove-like flowers in mauve and white. Superb as a back of border plant to provide height and structure and a good foil for grasses and other herbaceous plants.

Supplied Size: 3L containers

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - July.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Acanthus spinosus grows to be a medium sized to tall, clump forming perennial.
    • Height: up to 150 cm (5 ft)
    • Spread: 60 cm (2 ft)
  • Notes: Acanthus spinosus requires protection from slugs and snails.


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