acanthus hungaricus (hungarian bear's breeches)*

Size: 1 gallon

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  • 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
  • slow-growing
  • deer and rabbit resistant
  • bloom time: mid to late summer
  • zone 5
  • height 75-100 cm
  • spread 50-75 cm
  • tolerates full sun, part sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • 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
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)