Acanthus spinosus

Spiny Bear's Breeches

Family: Acanthaceae Acanthus

Type Perennial
USDA Hardiness range 5A - 9B
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Pink, purple, white
Bloom time Late Spring to Early Fall
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Border, container, foundation, ground cover, massing, rock garden, seashore
Height 36" to 5' / 90cm to 1.60m
Spread 24" to 36" / 60cm to 90cm
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Deciduous, broadleaf
Bloom attributes Suitable for cut flowers, suitable for dried flowers
Leaf color Green, purple, silvery
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Neutral
Soil type Sandy, loamy
Form Irregular or sprawling, spreading or horizontal
Attributes and features Attractive foilage