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Hey guys not sure what this is never seen it flower before is it just for greenery or a weed possibly ?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,142
    Acanthus mollis

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,732
    Acanthus mollis ... I love it ... yours is doing better than mine ...

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,314
    Not an expert haddow07 but learning loads from this forum, maybe have a look at this thread?
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,142
    diana 1 said:
    I have this it also come's in white. Dug some of mine up the other week only to find it come up again. The common name is Bears Britches and the spikes are really spiteful like a bear claw. See my Avatar having said the above they a beautiful.
    A. mollis doesn't have spikes, that's A. spinosus. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    It is as diana1 said a beautiful flower.
    They can and do sprout from every piece of root if you dig up or disturb them. They have fat white roots which can snap. Each piece will happily carry on regardless.
    But leave it alone if you have room.
    I really liked ours but it was too big for a too small spot so eventually had to go. It is still making its presence felt.
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