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Acanthus spinosus

Common Name(s):
Bear's breeches
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Bear's breeches makes a bold architectural statement with its large, spiny leaves, which served as the pattern for the design on Greek Corinthian columns.

Season:
midsummer
Height:
36-48 in.
Flower Color:
white and purple
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10
Propagation:
root cuttings in spring
Exposure:
partial shade
Soil:
well-drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Europe
Tags:
purple, white, perennial, summer, partial shade

NCCES plant id: 667

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