Bright green, leafy perennial, fully hardy and evergreen in mild areas. Will grow to about 3-4ft tall and across. Easy plant to grow. Acanthus will grow in sun or shade. This acanthus is a vigorous perennial that has a striking architectural presence - and the flowers can be used in both fresh and dried arrangements.
Native to the Mediterranean region, where it grows in dry areas, roadsides and wastelands, especially in rocky and bushy places. It is tolerant of drought and shade.
Common names: Bear's breeches; Brank ursine; Sea dock; Bearsfoot; Oyster plant