Attractive massed bedding plant to 1.5m from Europe and Africa. Large dark green leaves provide the design motif for the french 'fleur de lis'. White flowers are produced in late summer. Acanthus should be grown in a spacious area. Difficult to eradicate once established. Considered dry tolerant, although it is not widely documented as such.
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Moist temperate with warm summers
Central Highlands Garden,
Yarra Valley Water plants,
Wagga Wagga (Water Wise)