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Acanthus spinosusBear's Breeches

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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An excellent herbaceous perennial

A robust, architectural plant

Flowers appear from late spring to summer

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Height Up to 150cm (59.1in)
Spread Up to 90cm (35.4in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardenscut flower garden

Sun or semi shade

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Description

Acanthus spinosus is robust, architectural plant with exotic-looking foliage and erect spikes of equally exotic blooms. They may look tropical, but Acanthus is fully hardy in the UK, and enjoys sun or shade on a well-drained soil, is very drought tolerant and can tolerate exposed conditions.

Acanthus are also known as Bear's Breech, they make an excellent herbaceous perennial for mixed borders, growing up to 1.2m (3.9') and filling gaps easily. The spiny, purple-tinged flowers appear from late spring to summer. An easy to maintain border plant that comes back year after year. Height: 1.2m (3.9'). Spread: 1m (39").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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1 x 1 litre potted acanthus plant (58284)

1 x 3 litre potted acanthus plant (KA4300)

1 x 9cm potted acanthus plant (KB6640)

How to Grow
Plant Acanthus into a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Plants will tolerate an exposed position and are drought tolerant.
More Info
Bear’s Breech is a low-maintenance plant, the only pruning you need to do is to cut down the spent flower stems.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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