Acanthus spinosus

Bears Breeches

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  • Long, dark green deeply divided foliage with spiny points.
  • Mauve foxglove like flowers in June.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft

Zone: 5-7
Color: Mauve- Pink

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Planting
  • Container
  • Long Blooming

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun/ pt.shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Dry Soil

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