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Acanthus sennii - 2019


By Andrewr

Acanthus sennii - 2019 (Acanthus sennii)

Native to the mountains of Ethiopia, this needs the sunniest spot in the garden to flower in the UK. The leaves are viciously spiky, even when dead

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Bit of a monster then.

25 Sep, 2019


Yes, it's probably a bloke's plant Sue! :-)

25 Sep, 2019


ideal if you have a corner lot which is used as a short cut. ... no I guess that's too cruel.. I remember family histories from the world wars... one of them was about falling off a motorcycle into a hollyhedge... this looks like it would be worse than that! I'm a fan of A. mollis though.

1 Oct, 2019


wow that is beautiful.

10 Oct, 2019


Sbg - it's an Ethiopian native so not sure how hardy it would be for you. I'm growing it in the sunniest spot in the garden in soil improved with grit. If you'd like a piece of root to try though, I'm happy to send some when it goes dormant

10 Oct, 2019


ooh yes please Andrew.

10 Oct, 2019

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