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Acanthus spinosus
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Acanthus spinosus

June–July

Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus

Acanthus spinosus full sun  partial shade  new plant

Hailing from the eastern Mediterranean, this bold statuesque perennial is as strong as a gladiator, and equally commanding. Held on lengthy stalks, the deeply divided, 2 to 3 ft. long leaves are glossy and very dark green. Spiny-looking, though not too sharp, the leaves’ erect yet arching architecture were the inspiration for the decorative crown on Corinthian capitals. Mysterious, 2 ft. tall wands of Foxglove-like flowers rise above the imposing mound. Long-lasting and excellent for arrangements, each white-lipped blossom is anchored by a green-gray bract and nearly hidden by a decorative, hood-like purple calyx.

Size: 3' 0"–4' 0" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Acanthus spinosus (P-1094)
Each $10.75
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AVAILABLE SPRING 2018



       


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