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Acanthus hungaricus
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Acanthus hungaricus

Hungarian Bear's Breech

Item #: 3496

Zones: 6a to 8b, possibly colder

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: Southeast Europe

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

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Although some taxonomists have lumped Acanthus hungaricus into Acanthus balcanicus, we feel that there is a horticultural difference. Picture a tropical-looking, dark green, glossy, thick-leaf fern forming an 18" tall x 30" wide deer-resistant perennial and you've got an acanthus. Acanthus balcanicus v. hungaricus is topped in early spring with a 3' tall spike composed of purple, pink and white tricolor turtleheads...very unique! Plant this where you want it to stay. While it is easy to move, small root pieces that are left behind keep on giving and giving and giving...

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