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Acanthus spinosus


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Description:
From the eastern Mediterranean this species of bear’s breeches has masses of dark green deeply cut leaves from which rise bold spires of white and purple flowers. A great focal point and structural plant.


Common Name: Bear’s Breeches

Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Open and wooded average to wet habitats.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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