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Acanthus spinosus is a dramatic, deciduous, upright, herbaceous perennial. It has large, dark green glossy leaves which are jagged and tipped with a spiky spine. In early spring spectacular spikes of white flowers with purple hoods shoot up from the foliage and last for several weeks. Read more
IMPORTANT - Please note this perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, with fresh new growth appearing again in spring
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Why we love it:
  • Acanthus spinosus is a dramatic architectural plant which is easy to grow and works well in low maintenance, drought resistant, Mediterranean type borders
  • It has nectar-pollen rich flowers so is good for attracting bees

What you need to know:
  • Plant Type: Deciduous, upright, hardy, herbaceous perennial
  • Flowers: White flower spikes May-Aug
  • Height: 1-1.5m (3-5’)
  • Spread: 0.5-1m (20’’-3’)
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moist but well drained

Caring for your plant:
  • Dividing large clumps in autumn or spring will help revitalise the plant
  • Cut down old flower spikes once they are over
  • Slugs and snails love this plant, so pick them off regularly
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