Acanthus x 'Summer Beauty'

Summer Beauty Bear's Breech

Form in bloom

Form in bloom


Family: Acanthaceae

Genus: Acanthus

Category: Perennial

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 4 to 5' tall in bloom, clumping to 4' wide, 2.5' tall without flowers

Exposure: Part Shade


Leaves are glossy and deeply cut. White flowers with purple bracts in late spring. Can take more heat and humidity than Acanthus mollis.


Probably a hybrid between Acanthus mollis and Acanthus spinosus. Imported from China by Chet Tompkins (OR).


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