ACANTHUS sennii

Commonly known as Bear's breeches

Spiny pale green leaves and red flowers
  • Red
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Upright perennial or subshrub. Oblong to oval, spiny, mid-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long. Flowers are produced in short, terminal spikes
  • 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

ACANTHUS sennii

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Pests & Diseases
    Powdery mildew
    Place of origin
    Ethiopia
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Spikes
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
1.5m (5ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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