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Staking Acanthus

sandyvsandyv Posts: 113

We have masses of giant acanthus in the garden we moved to last summer,  some are more than 6 feet tall. I want to get stakes in place before they start growing again, but can't figure out what is best to use, most supports simply won't be strong enough.



  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,633

    Do they need staking? Mine stand up by themselves.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • I don't stake acanthus either.  Normally their stems are plenty strong enough to support themselves unless in a windy position

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,300

    Mine don't fall over till the seed heads form, these are very heavy and sometimes the stem breaks with a spectacular crackimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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