Berrybank Nursery, 5 Boggs Holdings, Pencaitland, East Lothian, EH34 5BA

Acanthus spinosus

Common Name: 'Bears breeches'

This free-flowering species produces impressive flower spikes of white flowers with purple bracts, above handsome, deeply divided, glossy, dark green leaves. Jul-Sep. H120cm S60cm.


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Care Instructions

For full sun and fertile soil. It is robust and easy to grow but takes several years to get established.

Plant No: 11

About Us

Macplants are central/southern Scotland's largest growers of herbaceous perennials, alpines, ferns and ornamental grasses. We have our plant centre open to the public in East Lothian, close to Edinburgh and we also supply a diverse range of trade clients both in the landscape and garden centre sectors.

We grow a large range of plants including many interesting and unusual varieties not usually seen for sale. Amongst the many plants we grow are our highly praised autumn Gentians bred here by Dr Ian McNaughton and probably the largest range of Meconopsis cultivars found anywhere.

Our Contacts

Berrybank Nursery,
5 Boggs Holdings,
East Lothian
EH34 5BA

01875 341179