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Acanthus (Acanthus spinosus)

This is a spectacular plant when its in flower, but I really have to sort out a 'prop' for it next spring because the leaves do flop everywhere.

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This is beautiful Spritzhenry ! I've had 2 of them for 6 years or so and they barely have leaves. They've never bloomed. Is yours in the sun? Do you have any tips on getting them to bloom?

16 Mar, 2008


Yes, it is in the sun all day and in the driest border I have. I am afraid that I don't do anything special to it except to try to get rid of all the baby plants that appear around it at this time of year! It is a very architectural plant, and worth persevering. Try feeding yours - might give it a boost.

16 Mar, 2008


Well then, maybe that's my problem ! I was told, and have read that they're a shade plant. I think I'll move them both to maybe all morning sun and see if that helps. I've also read that they can be a bit invasive. I wish I had that problem !!

16 Mar, 2008

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