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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

ACANTHUS spinosus

Commonly known as Bear's breeches

Similar to mollis, but not so large. Leaves deeply cut and spiny
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Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre - Early in the year, typically January til end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch

 

  • White - pure white with purple bracts.
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 60-90cm (24-36in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - variable, clump forming perennial. Narrowly oblong-ovate, arching, dark-green leaves to 1m (39in) long. Produces tubular, 2-lipped flowers 3.5-5cm (1½-2in) long
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - Italy to western Turkey.
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - to 1m (39in) tall
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf shape - Ovate - see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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1.5m (5ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60-90cm (24-36in)
 

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