ACANTHUS spinosus

Large
Sun
White
Reasonable soil
Summer
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Height x Spread: 100cm x 50cm

The bold spikes of white flowers with contrasting purple bracts are at their best in mid summer, displayed to advantage above large well-divided dark green leaves.

This is a striking architectural plant for the middle of a herbaceous border, but is also well suited to a Mediterranean planting scheme.  An excellent cut flower. It does prefer a reasonable soil in full sun, but can tolerate a bit of dappled shade.