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Acanthus spinosus

Spiny Bear's Britches

Acanthus spinosus has a garden history dating back to Roman times where it was used to line paths, for medicinal purposes and for decorative motif. This deep rooted, boldly architectural plant requires plenty of room as the spiny, glossy, dark green leaves can be 2-3' long. Floriferous throughout summer with multiple spikes of snapdragon-like flowers in shades of white/purple/pink, with shiny seed pods in autumn then lacy skeletons in winter offering an interesting and long lasting winter silhouette.

Exposure:

Sun, Part Sun, Shade, Part Shade

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Height:

3-4 Feet

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Spread:

2-3 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

6-10

Characteristics & Attributes for Acanthus spinosus

Attributes
Long Blooming
Drought Tolerant
Disease Resistant
Cut Flower
Upright
Blooms in Shade
Winter Interest
Attractive Foliage
Low Maintenance
Flower Color
White
Pink
Lavender
Foliage Color
Green
Best Usage
Border or Bed
Specimen
Edging
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Asexual propagation prohibited?
No
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