Acanthus Spinosus

 

Bear's breeches. A clump-forming perennial with deeply cut, dark green leaves. Spikes of white coloured flowers with purple bracts produced in summer. Ideal for border plantings. Max Height 1.2m. Max Spread 60cm. Flowers July to September.

 

 

 

Plant in moist well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.