Plant Paradise Country Gardens

Plant Paradise Country Gardens

Acanthus hungaricus - bear's breeches

Acanthus hungaricus
(bear’s breeches)

Pick- up only by appointment Wednesday to Saturday between 10:00am – 2:00pm

Acanthus hungaricus is an architecturally bold perennial that has grown extremely well in our Zone 5 botanical gardens at Plant Paradise Country Gardens. It does not tolerate winter wet so we have it situated in a part shade garden that never experiences thaw and freeze. The large, long upright flower spikes of hooded purple-pink bloom August to October.

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1 gallon container

  • Light: Part Sun
  • Soil: All types of well drained soil
  • Moisture: Average – Dry
  • Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Cut-flower, Deer resistant, long-blooming
  • Height: 4 feet (with bloom)
  • Blooms: August to October
  • Foliage: Spiny, prickly green
  • Spacing: 3-4 feet
  • Growth Habit: clumping
  • Zones: 5-9

As the 2017 Destination Garden Centre of the Year, we have been growing and selling hardy, unique and hard-to-find perennials organically for over 12 years. We are always trialing and testing them in the botanical gardens at Plant Paradise Country Gardens. Our growing practices benefit the whole environment, including the pollinators and beneficial insects.

At Plant Paradise Country Gardens we control every aspect of growing plants on-site. This begins with mixing soil in the potting shed and all the steps in between until the fully grown plants are ready for your garden. This gives us the opportunity to have control over the quality. Our responsibility is to grow healthy plants that are environmentally sustainable. We use only organic gardening methods to grow high quality plants without the use of pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Our plants are available in one, two or three gallon containers.

We DO NOT use NeoNicotinoids which is a pesticide used by many plant nurseries that sell to garden centres and big box stores. This pesticide is a known cause of the decline in the bee population. Everything a grower uses in plant production is systemically released into the molecular structure of the plant. This becomes a chain reaction in the long-term health and vibrancy of the plant and your growing environment.

By supporting our environmentally sustainable organic perennial nursery, Plant Paradise Country Gardens you’ll be a part of the positive change that makes a difference in our environment. We believe you’ll see the difference.