• Acanthus hirsutus subsp. syriacus
  • Acanthus hirsutus subsp. syriacus
  • Acanthus hirsutus subsp. syriacus

Acanthus hirsutus subsp. syriacus

Syrian Acanthus, Syrian Bear's Breeches, Hairy Bear's Breeches, Hairy Acanthus
Size: ex 1L pot

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Quick Overview

  • Small stature Acanthus
  • Hairy green bracts with creamy white flowers
  • Sunny aspect
  • Well-drained gravelly soil
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Description

Acanthus hirsutus subsp. syriacus, Syrian Acanthus or Syrian Bear's Breeches, is an infraspecific taxon of Acanthus hirsutus and is occasionally encountered as Acanthus syriacus. It is am unusual herbaceous clump-forming Acanthus from Syria with a bristly geoemetric rosette of of finely-dissected thistle-like foliage from which arises a beautiful inflorescence with white flowers and hairy green bracts darkening to purple.

Acanthus hirsutus subsp. syriacus appreciates a sheltered south-facing aspect with full sun or some shade and a deep fertile but well-drained gritty soil.  Mulch with grit for winter when it goes dormant.

Additional Information

Order Lamiales
Family Acanthaceae
Sub-Family Acanthoideae
Synonyms Acanthus syriacus, Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii
Geographical Origin Syria
Cultivation Full sun or shade. Deep rich but well-drained gritty soil. Keep dryish in winter and mulch with grit. Winter dormant
Eventual Height 70cm - 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 likes a good mulch in the winter

Acanthus hirsutus subsp. syriacus

Syrian Acanthus, Syrian Bear's Breeches, Hairy Bear's Breeches, Hairy Acanthus
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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