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Common Name

ACANTHUS spinosus

Like a huge architectural snapdragon. White flowers with purple bracts. July-Oct. Spiny, deeply divided mat green leaves. Ht. 120cm. Sp. 70cm. Full sun. Good drainage. AGM.


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Plant Details: ACANTHUS spinosus


Species: spinosus

Common name: Bear`s Breech

Family: Acanthaceae

Origin: S. Europe

Flower colour: Pink, White

Flower month: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Cut flower: Yes

Height: 80

Spread: 70

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Showy

Flower style: Arch Foliage Habit

Leaf colour: Green

Seed month: Oct, Nov

Seed colour: Brown

Container: None

Movement: YES

Naturalising: YES

Poisonous: Extremely

Slug resistant: YES

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Compost: Peat Based

Web rating: Woottens rating 9/10

Special uses: Movement, Deer Proof, Rabbit Proof, Marine

Pot Size: 1.3 litre

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