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Genus: A

Acanthus
bear's breech
Acorus
sweet flag
Actinidia
hardy kiwi fruit; bower vine; kolomikta vine; tara vine
Adiantum
northern maidenhair fern
Agastache
Giant hyssop
Ajuga
Bugleweed
Akebia
five-leaved akebia
Allium
onion; chives
Ammophila
American beachgrass
Amphicarpaea
hog peanut
Amsonia
Arkansas blue-star; blue star; thread-leaf blue star; willow amsonia
Andropogon
big bluestem; turkey-foot
Anemone
Canada anemone
Antennaria
pussytoes
Anthoxanthum
sweet vernal grass
Apios
Indian potato; groundnut
Aquilegia
Columbine
Aralia
sarsparilla
Arctostaphylos
bearberry; kinnikinick
Arenaria
Arisaema
Aristolochia
Armeria
sea pink
Aruncus
Goatsbeard
Arundinaria
canebrake bamboo; large cane; small canebrake bamboo; southern cane; switch cane
Arundo
giant reed; Italian reed; cana brava
Asarum
Wild ginger
Asclepias
butterfly weed; swamp milkweed
Asimina
pawpaw
Aster
aster
Athyrium
lady fern
Atrichum
(moss)

Next: B

Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Acanthus

(Acanthaceae - acanthus family)
Bear's-breech. About 20 or more species of perennial herbs or subshrubs of the Old World, many occurring in dry regions. Concentrated in the Mediterranean region.

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spinosissimus peren • ht 4' • zones 5(protected)-9

bear's breech


dry - moist, sun
se Europe

A bold, handsome plant with large, dark green leaves. Especially striking in summer when the upright spikes of pinkish and white flowers appear. The leaves, while resembling those of thistles, are soft to the touch. The flower stalks, however, are armed with spines. Best in full sun, in good, well-drained soil. Said to be the most cold-hardy of the Acanthus species, but it is advisable to mulch for winter in cold areas, at least until well established.

cat # 6J2E
$10.95 each