Acanthus spinosus

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Description

Spiny acanthus is a striking foliage perennial native to southern Europe. Tall 2-foot flower spikes of maroon-purple and white appear in midsummer and provide a bold statement in the back area of the garden. Easy to care for, its flowers are often used in floral arrangements.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Mounded
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August
Bloom Color
Pink, White, Purple
Landscape Use
Specimen Plant, Groundcover, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9