‘Acanthus spinosus’ has a clump-forming habit. It is an architectural plant, with attractive dark green foliage that grows in a tall mound. Its amazing flowers are pure white, snapdragon-like enclosed by spiny, reddish-purple bracts and arranged in vertical rows on substantial flower spikes. Blooms from late spring into mid summer. can grow to a maximum mature height of 120 cm and spread of 60 cm. Perfect addition to a herbaceous border
Suggested Care: Acanthus spinosus is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It has good drought tolerance once established and it can tolerate most soils except poorly-drained ones. Divide congested clumps in spring or autumn. It’s a herbaceous perennial, so its foliage dies down in autumn, reappearing the following spring. As it is no winter hardy, winter mulch is advisable. Cut back after flowering.
Planting Instructions: Break up the soil well before planting and dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Remove plant from the pot by tapping the rim of the pot in ‘up side down’ position. Do not pull the plant from the pot. Firm soil after planting and water regularly for the first month. As this is a tall variety, you should leave space between other plants.