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.
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