All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Acanthus hirsutus subsp. syriacus


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Dry
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: Cream
Colour: Yellow
Height: 50"
Drought Tolerant: Yes

Sorry, sold out, but we are growing more so check again in a few weeks.

Intriguing pointed buds emerge revealing spiny, yet soft, foliage, soon stiffening up. Flowering spikes of creamy-yellow flowers, below reddish brown bracts over midsummer, from May to July.

Not a plant you will see very often but definitely deserves a spot in the garden and should be better known. Smaller than most Acanthus, so useful for a smaller garden.

Prefers a light, well drained soil, but will be happy in any soil that doesn't get waterlogged. Tolerates short periods of drought.

Height: 50cm

Photo courtesy of the Hardy Plant Society


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.