Acanthus spinosus

Also known as:

  • Bear's Breeches

Plant Type

perennial

Zones

6a-10b

Size

H:3'-4'
W:2'-3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular, dry when dormant, dry in summer

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

pink

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

semi-evergreen

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Flat Creek Nursery

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30039 SE Orient Drive Gresham, Oregon

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Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Hoot Owl Hollow Nursery

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New Marshfield, Ohio

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Flat Creek Nursery

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30039 SE Orient Drive Gresham, Oregon

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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Hoot Owl Hollow Nursery

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New Marshfield, Ohio

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Flat Creek Nursery

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30039 SE Orient Drive Gresham, Oregon

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Photo by: Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

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Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

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Soft mauve and white flowers have green spiny bracts on long spikes, to 4'. The deeply cut, dark green leaves form dense clumps.

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Description by: Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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Richmond, British Columbia

604-270-4133

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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.

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Description by: Hoot Owl Hollow Nursery

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New Marshfield, Ohio

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Glossy dark green leaves with spiny tips. Tall spikes of flowers mid to late summer. Sun to light shade. Quite striking.

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Description by: Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

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Very attractive but rare (Jelitto), this species is stoloniferous with 2-3' leaves, darker green ; deeply divided, and striking spires of mauve foxglove-like flowers; "the sp. of classical ; architectural renown" (Bowles). PSh-Sun/Med/GdDrain

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