Help Identifying Plant - the sequel!

Hello, can anyone identify this plant and advise on growing/splitting/cutting back. We are total novices. Thanks.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,942
    Acanthus spinosa
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,942
    I thought mollis had the smoother leaves and spinosa had the spiky loooking ones.   Acanthus either way.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,622
    I think it is A. spinosus.  The flowers have spikes as well.  It tends to spread  by any portion of root left behind, and  will also spread by the large seeds it has. Cut to the ground each Autumn, it will sprout up next Spring. Other than that it is fairly easy. The flower spikes will dry for winter arrangements if you want.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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