Hungarian Bear's Breeches

Acanthus hungaricus

  • AKA Acanthus balcanus
  • Hardier species than Acanthus mollis
  • Dark green spiny leaves look similar to a thistle
  • Flower spikes of pink and white are quite prickly to the touch
  • Easy to care for and slow-growing
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer

ZONE:
5

COLOUR:
Pink, White, Bicoloured

HEIGHT:
75-100 cm

SPREAD:
50-75 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Apply mulch in the fall for overwintering. Acanthus do not like to have their 'feet' wet in the winter months. May take a few years to flower, but are worth the wait. Once the blooms are finished, they should be cut back to encourage new foliage growth until frost.

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