Acanthus hirsutus subsp. syriacus

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Soil Type:
Most Types
Drought Tolerant:

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Plant Details

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 supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.