• Acanthus hirsutus
  • Acanthus hirsutus
  • Acanthus hirsutus
  • Acanthus hirsutus

Acanthus hirsutus

Hairy Bear's Breeches, Hairy Acanthus
Size: ex 1.5L pot

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Quick Overview

  • Dwarf Acanthus
  • Hairy green bracts with soft creamy yellow flowers
  • Sunny aspect
  • Gritty well-drained soil
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Description

Acanthus hirsutus, Hairy Bear's Breeches, is an unusual herbaceous clump-forming Acanthus from Turkey and Syria with a dwarf habit and handsome deeply-cut spiny foliage. In mid Spring to early summer it produces columnar racemes of creamy-yellow flowers hooded with green bracts that are covered in a soft white hairs. 

Acanthus hirsutus requires a south-facing aspect with full sun and a deep well-drained gritty soil. It is not quite as hardy as Acanthus mollis or Acanthus spinosus and requires a dry location in the winter and a generous mulch of grit or bark.

Additional Information

Order Lamiales
Family Acanthaceae
Sub-Family Acanthoideae
Synonyms Acanthus hirsutus f. roseus
Geographical Origin Mediterranean: Turkey, Syria
Cultivation Full sun, deep rich but well-drained gritty soil. Keep dryish in winter and mulch with grit or bark
Eventual Height 50cm - including the height of the inflorescence
Eventual Spread 40m
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial although not as hardy as the more common Acanthus species. Must have a very-well drained gritty substrate and needs mulch in the winter

Acanthus hirsutus

Hairy Bear's Breeches, Hairy Acanthus
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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