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Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus spinosus is a member of the Acanthaceae family of plants. They also call it Armed Bear’s Breech, Spiny Bear’s Breech, Acanthus caroli-Alexandri. It is native to southern Europe. Acanthus spinosus is a deciduous, herbaceous perennial. It grows large spikes of flowers in spring and summer. The flowers are white with purple bracts. It has large deeply cut leaves with spiny tips. The leaves are dark green and glossy. It grows to 1.2m or 4ft tall.

Acanthus Spinosus
Acanthus spinosus or Acanthus caroli-Alexandri

How to grow Acanthus spinosus:

Grow it in the sun or partial shade. But it will do better in full sun. Plant it in fertile well-drained soil. It will adapt to any type of soil. It is a drought-resistant plant ideal for borders. You should cut down old flower stems. Propagate from division or root cuttings. It is generally pest-free. Watch out for powdery mildew.

Acanthus Spinosus
Acanthus spinosus
Acanthus Spinosus
Acanthus spinosus
Acanthus Spinosus
Acanthus spinosus

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