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Acanthus hungaricus

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More About 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 perennial and slow-growing
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer

Zone:

5

Height:

75-100 cm

Spread:

50-75 cm

Colour:

Pink,White,Bicoloured
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Hungarian Bear's Breeches 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.


Acanthus hungaricus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Acanthus hungaricus

Acanthus mollis

Acanthus mollis

Bear's Breeches