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Acanthus caroli alexandri

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Acanthus caroli alexandri Dwarf Bears Breeches,Dwarf Bears Breeches,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Clumping, Rounded

Herbaceous perennial with dark green glossy deeply lobed spiny leaves. The white and purple flowers appear on tall erect stems during Spring. A great shrubbery and filler plant looking best when it is planted in part shade. Grows approx. 1.4m tall x 1.4m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Caterpillars, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Acanthaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate