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Acanthus spinosissimus
Common Name: Spiny Bear's Breech Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)

This species of bear’s breeches has masses of dark green deeply-lobed spine-tipped 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
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSpring - Summer
Spread2-3' FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Part Sun Part Shade Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Stem Colour
Hardiness5-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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