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Commonly known as Bear's breeches
HerbaceousEarly 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 winterHardy 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)
Additional FeaturesArchitectural interestPests & DiseasesPowdery mildewPlace of originEthiopia
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderSuitable for the back of a border
Soil ConditionsTolerates all