Acanthus hungaricus


Prolific and easy to grow, this acantus produces upright flower spikes, which bear white or pale pink flowers, each with green or a purplish hood, above mounds of deeply divided foliage. The rigid habit of the flowerspikes make them ideal for creating vertical interest in the herbaceous border, and they also look good in more naturalistic planting schemes. Originating from open woodlands and scrub, this form is more tolerant of shade than most.

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Handsome and stately with dense clumps of deeply lobed leaves and stiff spikes densely packed with four rows of purple shrouded pale pink flowers. The cross shaped arrangement of the flowers is particularly noticeable with the flowers stacked vertically in neat rows.The foliage is a pale green with narrow lobes that are continuous along the stem between each lobe. Well drained soil in full sun is best but tolerates shade better than other varieties

Position: Full sun/partial shade

Soil: Fertile, well drained

Rate of growth: Fast growing

Flowering period: Late spring to summer

Hardiness: Hardy

Pot size: 9cm

Eventual height & spread: 90 cm x 60 cm