Bears Breeches Acanthus Spinosus (3Ltr Pot)

Bears Breeches Acanthus Spinosus (3Ltr Pot)

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Acanthus Spinosus  - Description

Latin Name: Acanthus Spinosus

Common Name: Spiny Bear's Breech

Other Names: Spinosus Bear's Breech, Spiny Acanthus

Indoors or Outdoor: Ideal for outdoor gardens

Size: Mature plants can reach a height of 60-90 cm (24-35 inches) and a spread of 45-60 cm (18-24 inches).

Acanthus Spinosus - Delivery

Delivery Info: We deliver healthy Acanthus Spinosus plants directly to your doorstep, carefully packaged to ensure their safety and vitality upon arrival.

Acanthus Spinosus - Characteristics

Mature Size: Reaching up to 1.2 meters in height and 1 meter in width.

Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous, with vibrant green foliage in the growing season.

Preferred Position: Thrives in partial shade to full sun.

Shape - Plant Characteristics: This perennial boasts deeply lobed, spiky leaves and tall, striking flower spikes.

Hardy or Not Hardy: Hardy in most regions, able to withstand mild frost.

Diseases: Resistant to most common garden pests and diseases.

Acanthus Spinosus - Uses

Uses in Garden: Acanthus Spinosus is perfect for adding architectural interest and texture to your garden borders, attracting pollinators with its tall flower spikes.

Acanthus Spinosus - Characteristics

Preferred Planting Aspect: Enjoys well-drained soil and can tolerate a variety of soil types.

Frost Hardy: Moderately frost-hardy.

Growth Rate: Moderate, establishing a robust presence over a few years.

Pruning Advice: Trim spent flower spikes to encourage repeat blooms.

Acanthus Spinosus - Planting Instructions

Sowing Time: Best sown in early spring or late autumn. Instruction: Start seeds indoors and transplant young seedlings outdoors when they have developed a few true leaves.

Trench Preparation: Prepare a well-draining trench or bed enriched with compost. Instructions: Dig a trench or hole twice the width of the root ball and mix in compost or organic matter.

Positioning of Plants: Space Acanthus Spinosus plants at least 60 centimeters apart to allow for their mature size. Plant Spacing: Maintain ample space between plants to avoid overcrowding.

Pruning: Remove faded flower spikes to promote new growth and tidy appearance. Instructions: Pruning is typically done in late summer or early autumn.

Facts About Acanthus Spinosus 

  • Acanthus Spinosus is native to the Mediterranean region and has been cultivated for centuries for its ornamental value.
  • The distinctive spiky leaves of this plant were a common motif in classical Greek and Roman architecture.
  • Acanthus Spinosus is a favorite among garden designers for its bold, sculptural presence in the landscape.
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