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botanical name:
Acanthus spinosus
Acanthus spinosus © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Bears Breeches
family:  Acanthaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.50m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Clumps of dark green spine-toothed leaves topped by prickly spires of white flowers with conspicuous purple-mauve bracts in summer.

Thrives in most well drained soils in full sun or light shade.

By division in spring or autumn. Also from seed or by root cuttings taken in winter.

Architectural plant.

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