Acanthus spinosus
SPINY BEAR'S BREECHES, SPINY ACANTHUS
Acanthaceae

 
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Plant type: semi-herbaceous rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 5-11

Sunlight: warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
1m
Plant habit
 
1m

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Garden Styles: suits tropical, mediterranean, formal & cottage designs

Uses: mass planting, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

 
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Acanthus spinosus
SPINY BEAR'S BREECHES, SPINY ACANTHUS
Acanthaceae

 

  Plant type: semi-herbaceous rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 5-11

Sunlight: warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
1m
Plant habit
 
1m

FEATURES

Flowers: white & purple

Flowering Time: early spring to mid summer

Leaves: dark green

Bark & Stems: spiny leaves


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical, mediterranean, formal & cottage designs

Uses: mass planting, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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