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Staking Acanthus

sandyvsandyv Posts: 109

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: 19,172

    Do they need staking? Mine stand up by themselves.

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

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

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

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