Acanthus montanus

Mountain Thistle, Bear's Breech

Family: Acanthaceae Acanthus

Type Perennial
USDA Hardiness range 9A - 10A
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Pink
Bloom time Mid Summer to Early Fall
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Border, container, rock garden
Height 4' to 5' / 1.20m to 1.60m
Spread 18" to 24" / 45cm to 60cm
Growth rate Moderate
Bloom attributes Suitable for cut flowers, suitable for dried flowers
Leaf color Green, silvery
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Neutral
Soil type Sandy, loamy
Form Irregular or sprawling
Attributes and features Attractive foilage