Acanthus hungaricus White Lips
Acanthus mollis more commonly known as Bear’s Breeches is a large very decorative long-lived perennial for the shady corners of the garden or at the back of borders.
In spring Acanthus hungaricus produces tall spikes composed of dozens of individual flowers, each with purple hoods and white lips.
This hardy plant needs plenty of space and dislikes being disturbed. Great as long-lasting cut or dried flowers.
Details Acanthus hungaricus White Lips
- Not eaten by animals
- Spreads over the years
- Blooms: July – September
- Flower colour: bicolour
- Full grown: 2 Years
- Full grown height: 75 – 100 cm
- Full grown width: 50 – 75 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
How to take care of Acanthus White Lips
Acanthus White Lips can be invasive, so either plant Acanthus White Lips in large containers or in a permanent place at the back of the border. Acanthus White Lips dislike being disturbed. Young plants need extra phosphorus to encourage good root development.
Plant Acanthus White Lips in a well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Acanthus White Lips are hardy but the crowns need mulch for the first two winters. Cut back to nearly ground level once the flowering season is over.
Acanthus White Lips often take two – three years to bloom. Divide Acanthus White Lips after 3 -5 blooming seasons in either spring or autumn. The easiest way to increase your plants is by taking cuttings in late autumn and early winter.
Acanthus White Lips will fail to grow if your soil is too heavy and has poor drainage. All Acanthus White Lips tend to perform unevenly, even when grown in full sun. Snails and slugs can do substantial damage if left unchecked.