Acanthus polystachyus
PRICKLY ACANTHUS
Acanthaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen stoloniferous sub-shrub

Hardiness zones: 9b-12

Sunlight: warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to occasionally flooded

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
3m
Plant habit
 
2m

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Weed Potential: yes

 
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Acanthus polystachyus
PRICKLY ACANTHUS
Acanthaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen stoloniferous sub-shrub

Hardiness zones: 9b-12

Sunlight: warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to occasionally flooded

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
3m
Plant habit
 
2m

FEATURES

Flowers: pink

Flowering Time: early spring to late spring

Leaves: mid green

Bark & Stems: spiny leaves


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical, mediterranean, dry style & cottage designs

Uses: barrier, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: yes






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