Acanthus montanus

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  • Common Name: Mountain Thistle
  • Plant Story:

    A shrubby spreading perennial, Acanthus montanus features bold spikes of two-lipped pink to rose flowers that rise above deeply lobed spiny green leaves. Be careful when handling this plant, it contains thorns.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Planting Zone: 7-10
  • Height: 4-6 ft
  • Spread: 2-3 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Naturalize on slopes
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Snails and slugs
  • Form: Shrubby spreading
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Remove flowers after bloom. Well-drained soil. Tolerate a wide range of soil.


Mountain Thistle - Additional Photos