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Strobilanthes wallichii (Kashmir acanthus)

Other names: Hardy Persian shield, Wild petunia, Kandali, Cane head, Wallich's conehead, Pteracanthus alatus, Ruellia alata, Goldfussia thomsonii, Strobilanthes atropurpurea, Strobilanthes alata, Strobilanthes atropurpureus

S. wallichii is a tender, upright, branching, evergreen subshrub with oval, toothed leaves and spike of tubular, purple to violet-blue flowers from summer into autumn.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 1.2m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold' (Bear's breeches 'Hollard's Gold')

Other names: Bear's breech 'Hollard's Gold', Acanthus mollis 'Fielding Gold', Acanthus mollis 'Feilding Gold', Golden bear's breeches

'Hollard's Gold' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with glossy, deeply lobed, yellow-green leaves, brighter yellow when young, and, in summer, tall, erect racemes of white flowers with dusky purple bracts.
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Ultimate spread 1.2m
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Ultimate height 1m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches)

Other names: Brank ursine, Common bear's breech, Soft-leaved bear's breeches

A. mollis is a clump-forming perennial with shiny, deeply lobed, dark green leaves and erect racemes of white flowers with purple bracts borne on purple-tinted stems in late summer.
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Ultimate spread 1.5m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Acanthus spinosus (Spiny bear's breeches)

A. spinosus is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with large, deeply-lobed, glossy, dark green leaves, spiny at the margins, and, from late spring to midsummer, erect racemes of white flowers with purple bracts.
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Acanthus hungaricus (Long-leaved bear's breeches)

Other names: Hungarian bear's breeches, Acanthus balcanicus , Acanthus longifolius

A. hungaricus is a clump-forming perennial bearing oblong to ovate, deeply lobed, dark green leaves with winged midribs and, in summer, erect racemes of white or pale pink flowers with spiny, purple bracts.
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 1.2m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Acanthus hirsutus (Hairy bear's breeches)

Other names: Hirsutus bear's breeches, Acanthus caroli-alexandri

A. hirsutus is a clump-forming perennial with spiny, lance-shaped, dark green leaves and racemes of pale yellow to greenish white flowers with hairy, spiny, yellowish green bracts in late spring to midsummer.
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Ultimate spread 0.3m
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Ultimate height 0.35m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Acanthus 'Whitewater' (Bear's breeches 'Whitewater')

'Whitewater' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with glossy, deeply lobed, dark green leaves heavily splashed with white and tall, erect racemes of cream and pink flowers in summer.
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Ultimate spread 1.2m
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Ultimate height 1.2m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Acanthus hirsutus subsp. syriacus (Syrian bear's breeches)

Other names: Acanthus syriacus, Syrian acanthus, Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii

A. hirsutus subsp. syriacus is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with lance-shaped, pinnate, spiny, hairy, dark green leaves and, from late spring into summer, short, erect, sturdy stems bearing racemes of greenish-white to pale yellow flowers with conspicuous, purple bracts and calyces.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 0.6m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Acanthus mollis 'Summer Beauty' (Bear's breeches 'Summer Beauty')

'Summer Beauty' is a hybrid perennial with vibrant green leaves, divided into broad toothed lobes, flowering with spires of mauve and white in summer.
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Ultimate spread 1.5m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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Acanthus 'Morning's Candle' (Bear's breeches 'Morning's Candle')

Other names: Acanthus 'Morning Candle', Bear's breech 'Morning's Candle'

'Morning's Candle' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial with glossy, deeply lobed, dark green leaves and, in summer, tall, erect racemes of hooded, white flowers with spiny, purple to purple-pink bracts.
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Ultimate spread 0.7m
max. spread
Ultimate height 0.8m
max. height
Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
to maturity
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