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PlantFiles: Acanthus
Acanthus sennii

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Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acanthus (a-KANTH-us) (Info)
Species: sennii

One vendor has this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Deciduous
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive duncanroadfish On Jul 10, 2013, duncanroadfish from Hemby Bridge, NC wrote:

This plant looks like some sort of long leaved holly instead of an
Acanthus. The plant has grown vigorously in my zone 8 garden and seems to like moderate watering but not to be too wet.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Indian Trail, North Carolina



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