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Re: Keen but clueless (again)

Message from Sue Jeffries

In forum: Identify a plant

Yes, it's definitely the leaf of an Acanthus spinosus, it should send out tall spikes of white and purple flowers in mid to late summer. But, if it is anything like mine, all you get is the leaves! It grows back from any roots left in the soil, so it's hard to remove.

  • Posted: Mon. 29th July 2013 22:30

Re: Re: Help please

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks Maz & Elaine! Hi Nick, here is Acanthus spinosus in Shoot.

Also we have an Acanthus pinboard

  • Posted: Tue. 14th August 2012 05:30

acanthus spinosus

Message from angie wilkinson

In forum: New member

Hi im not to good with plants so is this a shrub type plant? I would try deeproot killer as it kills the root (hence the name). i use the liquid one for my bindweed which is also a loooooonnnng process.

  • Posted: Mon. 18th May 2009 23:26

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus spinosus (Spiny bear's breeches) has been used in The Daily Telegraph for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th May 2009 19:42

Acanthus spinosus

Question from Rayna Salmon

In forum: New member

I had one of these and it was taking over the garden. Despite digging it up at the end of last summer it continues to send up new shoots.
It is now proving to be a battle between me and the plant! It is very deep rooted and the deeper roots are proving hard to reach. The deeper I dig I find the roots are in clay soil which sticks to the fork. I feel like I am excavating! I have dug down 3 feet but still stubborn roots remain. How do I kill the remaining roots please as I don't have the energy to dig deeper and don't want the plant to get the better of me!

Thanks for your advise

  • Posted: Wed. 14th May 2008 00:28