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Acanthus spinosus
Bear's Breeches 

Acanthus spinosus
Common name

Bear's Breeches

Group

Perennials

Family

Acanthaceae

Description

Bear's breeches. A clump-forming perennial with deeply cut; dark green leaves. Spikes of white flowers with purple bracts produced in summer. Max Height 1.2m. Max Spread 60cm. Flowers July to September. Full sun. Hardy. Water thoroughly before planting.

Characteristics

Growth habit
Clump-forming
Fragrance
No
Hardiness
Hardy
Toxicity
Harmful if eaten/skin and eye irritant

Size

Growth speed
Fast
Ultimate height
1.2m
Ultimate spread
60cm

Colour

Flowers
White; Purple in July; September
Foliage
Green - Perennial
Fruit
Purple in September
 

Growing your plants

Aspect
Full sun Sheltered site
Soil
Light
Moisture
Well drained
Propagation
Stem cuttings
Usage
Border
Planting
Water thoroughly before planting

Caring for your plants

Pruning
Mid spring Remove dead flower heads and 1/3 of old wood
Maintenance
Re-pot if necessary in spring using a suitable potting compost
Care
Keep moist in first year
Pests & diseases
Whiteflies; Red spider mite; Scale; Mealy bugs

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Trolley
Regular 2 litre --- --- £3.98 £ 571
Regular 5 litre --- --- £8.40 £ 52
Regular 10 litre --- --- £14.90 £ 3