Acanthus hungaricus (Bear's Breeches)
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.
1 gallon container
- Light: Part Sun- Full 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
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