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Acanthus spinosus
Common Name: Bear’s Breeches Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)

From the eastern Mediterranean this species of bear’s breeches has masses of dark green deeply cut leaves from which rise bold spires of white and purple flowers. A great focal point and structural plant.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Native Habitat:
Open and wooded average to wet habitats.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourPurple
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSpring - Summer
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Stem Colour
Hardiness7-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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