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Acanthus hungaricus   

Tall spikes of white or pink flushed flowers with red-purple bracts in summer. Deeply cut, dark green, thistle-like leaves. 4-5’ tall. 

    Common Name:Bear’s Breeches
    Hardiness Zones:5-9
    Deer Resistant:Yes
Growing Tips: Plant in well drained soil.

About Acanthus: These plants are sometimes overlooked and underutilized, probably due to the spikiness of the leaves, but Acanthus can add a bold texture to any garden. The flowers resemble foxglove, adding height without needing staking and come in colors such as white, pink, mauve and purple.