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Acanthus sennii - 2017

AndrewR

By Andrewr


Acanthus sennii - 2017 (Acanthus sennii)

Ethiopian shrub to six feet that acts like a perennial in the UK. Give it the sharpest drainage in the sunniest spot in the garden. Beware of the leaves - they are viciously spiny, even when dead.



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How unusual love those leaves pretty flower

25 Sep, 2017

amy
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Golly that looks positively dangerous , Ouch !! Nice flower ...

26 Sep, 2017

 

Very unusual.......

27 Sep, 2017

 

I have grown cardoon, (cynara). The leaves aren't as dangerous but similar and prickly. Can see why illuminated manuscripts were decorated with acanthus "leaf" they are quite pretty.

1 Oct, 2017



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