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Acanthus spinosus

Bear's Breeches
Zone: 10a, 10b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Height: Minimum 3 feet , Maximum 4 feet
Width: Minimum 2 feet , Maximum 3 feet
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Very attractive but rare (Jelitto), this species is stoloniferous with 2-3' leaves, darker green ; deeply divided, and striking spires of mauve foxglove-like flowers; "the sp. of classical ; architectural renown" (Bowles). PSh-Sun/Med/GdDrain
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:19 PM

Soft mauve and white flowers have green spiny bracts on long spikes, to 4'. The deeply cut, dark green leaves form dense clumps.

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