Acanthus spinosus Acanthaceae
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Southeastern Italy, Balkan Peninsula and Aegean Region
The ornate leaves inspired the design of the Greek Corinthian column in the fifth century B.C.
Groundcover Collection, Robison Herb Garden, Hillside Garden, Young Flower Garden
Source of plant
Like A. mollis but whole plant sometimes pubescent; stems 20 to 80 cm; basal leaves oblong, pinnatifid or pinnatisect, spinose-dentate.
USDA Hardiness Zone
notable texture, foliage characteristics