Acanthus Spinosis (Bears Breeches)

When I planted this whole front garden a few years back, I thought this would flourish. It did nothing but produce its wonderful leaves for 2 years. Then this year, BAM. It was worth the wait.

Its planted in quite poor soil in a shaded border next to conifers but it does make a great corner piece. Not only are the colours completely fab, the texture of the flower petal bracts are very papery (not sure if thats a real word). If you see one, have a feel. Unfortunately they dont have any wiff but they are beautiful enough without it.

If you have any beautiful plants you would like to show off, please post them here.


About nickbarban

RHS Qualified Horticulturalist and Garden Coach. I have been maintaining, designing and buidling gardens since 2002. With the company's 10 year anniversary coming up this year Im planning a whole host of stuff to give back, including blogging. Im here to answer your questions, give advice and just natter about anything to do with your garden. I'll be posting pictures and video and Id likr to see your gardens too. Nick Barban

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