Acanthus Spinosus


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SKU: acanthus-spinosus Category:
Common Name: Bears Breeches
Size: 2-3 LITRE
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun / partial shade
  • Soil: Well Drained
  • Growth Rate: Fast growing
  • Flowering Period: July to September
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual Height: 1.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.9m

Acanthus Spinosus, also known as ‘Spiny Bear’s Breeches’ is a beautiful and unique perennial plant. With its spiky leaves and tall spikes of showy flowers, this plant is sure to add interest and drama to any garden. It is a great choice for those looking for a more exotic or tropical look in their garden, and it is also a great choice for adding height and structure to a garden bed.  This Acanthus is a hardy and easy to care for plant, making it a great choice for gardeners of all skill levels. So if you’re looking for a plant that will add a touch of the exotic to your garden, be sure to consider Acanthus Spinosus.

Acanthus Spinosus is a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean. It has a long history of use in gardens and landscaping, dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. The plant was depicted in ancient art and was believed to have medicinal properties. During the Renaissance, it became popular in European gardens for its unique foliage and flower spikes. Today, it is still widely cultivated for its ornamental qualities and is a popular choice for adding height and drama to gardens.

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