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Acanthus hungaricus

Bear's Breeches

Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus hungaricus) is a flowering perennial native to the Balkans, Romania and Greece. Also known as Acanthus balcanicus, it grows well in full sun to partial shade and average, well-drained soil, and can become invasive in some areas. The 3-foot tall spikes of hooded, pale-pink flowers are surrounded by reddish-purple bracts, appearing in summer and rising above the basal clump of deeply-lobed, spiny, dark-green leaves. Bear’s Breeches is resistant to deer and rabbits, and the foliage will form a mound that retains its attractive color throughout the growing season.

Environment

Zone_5Zone_10 5 to 10

Water_use_3 Average

Exposure_2Exposure_3 Part Sun to Full Sun

Height 4' 0" (1.2192 m)

Width 3' 0" (0.9144 m)

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