2-3 Litre Pot
- Position: Full sun / partial shade
- Soil: Well Drained
- Growth Rate: Fast growing
- Flowering Period: July to September
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 1.5m
- Eventual Spread: 0.9m
Acanthus Spinosus, also known as the Bears Breeches, is a clump forming herbaceous perennial of upright habit, with deeply cut, lanceolate, spiny tipped, glossy dark green leaves. White and purple flowers with green bracts are produced in spikes during the summer months.
Looking After Your Acanthus Spinosus
Acanthus Spinosus is an easy to grow herbaceous perennial requiring very little maintenance, these are frost hardy plants and prefer to be planted in a sunny or lightly shaded position, they thrive in deep, fertile, well drained loamy soil. Once flowered cut the stems back to ground level. To increase your crop or thin out if overcrowded, division may be done during late Autumn or early Spring.