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Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus spinosus

Bear's Breeches - Spiny

The pinkish mauve flower spikes with white interiors of Spiny Bear's Breeches look the same as those of Acanthus mollis, but the leaves look more spiny (they aren't) and the plant is more cold tolerant. This plant makes an amazing show for 2 months in the summer on the north side of our house.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

36 Inches

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone

6
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
95 Acanthus spinosus #2 (pink-mauve)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Soil Conditions
Average
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Acanthus spinosus
Maidenhair Fern Adiantum pedatum
Maidenhair Fern
Chinese Ginger Asarum splendens
Chinese Ginger
Similar Plants to Acanthus spinosus
Chinese Astilbe Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Purple Candles'
Chinese Astilbe
Azure Monkshood Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii'
Azure Monkshood
Bear's Breeches Acanthus mollis
Bear's Breeches