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botanical name:
Acanthus syriacus
Acanthus syriacus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bears Breeches
synonyms:  Acanthus hirsutus var. syriacus
family:  Acanthaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
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
Forms clumps of hairy, spiny, pinnatifid, dark green leaves. Sturdy, prickly spikes of greenish-white flowers with conspicuous purple bracts, from late spring to midsummer.

Well drained soil in full sun.

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

Architectural plant.

other notes:
Native to the Middle East from Turkey to Isreal.
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