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Acanthus balcanicus

Bear's Breech

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Item #: 1135

Zones: 7a to 9b

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: Southeast Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(aka: A. hungaricus, A. longifolius) This stately deer-resistant perennial is a veritable tropical looking mass of large, dark green, deeply lobed, non spiny leaves, forming a 3' wide clump. In late summer, the fabulous 4' tall bloom spikes of unusual purple and white spiny flowers arise from the center of the clump...very unique!