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Acanthus hungaricus 'White Lips'


Acanthus hungaricus 'White Lips' is a dramatic bear's breeches with spikes of light plum hoods and wide, white lips.

Acanthus hungaricus 'White Lips' is the epitome of architecture in the garden. Bear's breeches provides not only vertical appeal, but also a tropical to Mediterranean feel. This is a tough perennial with spikes of light plum hoods and wide, white lips. Very showy and dramatic. Foliage is thistle-like. Can reach 36 inches in height and spread. Great at the back of the border. Pollinator attractor. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Bear's Breeches

Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Sheltered, Mediterranean woodlands in deep moist soil.


Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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