Acanthus

Acanthus mollis (Bear’s Breech)

Life: Perennial
Size: 3-4′ tall, 3′ wide, flowers to 6′
Light: Partial Shade, Morning Sun
Water: Moderate
Soil: Loose, Average to Rich

A very large plant with coarse, dark green, deeply-lobed leaves. The plant itself grows to three to four feet in height, but it sends up large flower spikes, five to six feet tall, with tubular white to pale pink blossoms, from spring until early summer. It is hardy to 16° F.