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ACANTHUS spinosus

Commonly known as Bear's breeches

Similar to mollis, but not so large. Leaves deeply cut and spiny
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  • 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) -
  • 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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