Acanthus spinosus Spiny Bears Breeches



Acanthus spinosus Spiny Bears Breeches

Acanthus spinosus is a perennial plant with large, spiky leaves and purple-white flowers.  The arching leaves are what inspired the design of Greek Corinthian columns.  Grows well in well-drained soil in partial shade.  Does not do well in wet soils.  It spreads easily by seed and also root cutting making it almost impossible to eradicate out of a planting bed.

Height: 3-4'  
Light: Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
Blooms:  Spring & Summer 
Zone: 4-8

Size: 1 gallon 

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