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Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus spinosus

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Acanthus spinosus produces erect spikes of white flowers with spiny purplish pink bracts handsomely set off by... read more

Acanthus spinosus also known as Bear's breeches is a clump-forming perennial which is grown as much for its attractive foliage as for its bold flower spikes which are also highly attractive to bees.

It produces erect spikes of white flowers with spiny purplish pink bracts handsomely set off by the deeply cut, dark, shiny leaves in late spring and summer.

Suitable in a mixed border.

Spreads over the years Very easy to grow


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Acanthus spinosus - 1 plant

Acanthus spinosus - 1 plant A09871 - Acanthus spinosus

  • Delivered as pot plant
  • Pot size 9 cm
  • Delivery height including pot 15 cm
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Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus spinosus also known as Bear's breeches is a clump-forming perennial which is grown as much for its attractive foliage as for its bold flower spikes which are also highly attractive to bees.

It produces erect spikes of white flowers with spiny purplish pink bracts handsomely set off by the deeply cut, dark, shiny leaves in late spring and summer.

Suitable in a mixed border.

Details Acanthus spinosus

  • Not eaten by animals
  • Spreads over the years
  • Very easy to grow
  • Blooms: July - September
  • Flower colour: purple
  • Full grown: 1 Year
  • Full grown height: 1 - 1.50 m
  • Full grown width: 25 - 50 cm
  • Plant location: sunny
  • Plant depth: 15 cm
  • Plant spacing: 40 cm

How to take care of Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus spinosus can be invasive, so either plant Acanthus spinosus in large containers or in a permanent place at the back of the border. Acanthus spinosus dislike being disturbed. Young plants need extra phosphorus to encourage good root development.

Plant Acanthus spinosus in a well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Acanthus spinosus are hardy but the crowns need mulch for the first two winters. Cut back to nearly ground level once the flowering season is over.

Acanthus spinosus often take two - three years to bloom. Divide Acanthus spinosus after 3 -5 blooming seasons in either spring or autumn. The easiest way to increase your plants is by taking cuttings in late autumn and early winter.

Acanthus spinosus will fail to grow if your soil is too heavy and has poor drainage. All Acanthus spinosus tend to perform unevenly, even when grown in full sun. Snails and slugs can do substantial damage if left unchecked.

Customer reviews

Margaret R., Glasgow

Plants were in very good condition and they arrived well packaged. I was pleased with both the prices and the delivery time.

      Excellent
11-07-2019

Reginald E., Leeds

Quick delivery,well packaged , healthy plants.Will use again.

     Excellent
09-07-2019

Susie C., Devon

The plants were delivered in a secure box and they were healthy and the soil hadn’t dried out. I was pleased with the quality of the plants I received.

      Excellent
08-07-2019

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