Acanthus

Below are some lists we hope you find useful: they should help you find the correct plant for the position you wish to fill.
Acanthus in height order, tallest to smallest by foliage height:

  • sennii
  • eminens
  • pubescens
  • mollis Latifolius Group
  • mollis Long Spike
  • mollis free flowering
  • mollis Morning’s Candle
  • mollis Rue Ledan
  • mollis Summer Beauty
  • spinosus Ferguson’s form
  • spinosus
  • mollis Hollard’s Gold
  • spinosus Lady Moore
  • caroli-alexandri hungaricus
  • mollis Tasmanian Angel
  • montanus
  • spinosus spinosissimus
  • hirsutus syriacus
  • hirsutus
  • dioscorides smooth leaved
  • dioscorides perringii
  • dioscorides

Acanthus widest to narrowest in growth, when grown in Shropshire

Acanthus width is really quite difficult to estimate as it really depends on exactly where the plant is grown, what is around it, and so on. The following list should be taken as a guideline only.

  • mollis Latifolius Group mollis
  • Morning’s Candle
  • mollis Rue Ledan
  • mollis Long Spike
  • mollis free flowering mollis
  • mollis Hollard’s Gold
  • mollis Tasmanian Angel
  • Summer Beauty
  • eminens
  • pubescens
  • sennii
  • spinosus Ferguson’s form
  • spinosus
  • spinosus Lady Moore
  • caroli-alexandri
  • hirsutus syriacus
  • hirsutus
  • hungaricus
  • montanus
  • spinosus spinosissimus
  • dioscorides perringii
  • dioscorides
  • dioscorides smooth leaved
Acanthus largest to smallest by leaf size:Flower colour
mollis Latifolius GroupPurple and white
mollis Morning’s CandleMauve and white
mollis Rue LedanGreen and white
mollisMauve and white
mollis Long SpikeMauve and white
mollis free floweringMauve and white
Summer BeautyMauve and white widely spaced
mollis Hollard’s GoldMauve and white
spinosus Ferguson’s formPurple and white
spinosusPurple and white
spinosus Lady MooreMauve and white
Caroli-alexandriMauve and white
mollis Tasmanian AngelPale pink and white
montanusWhite with pink veining
spinosus spinosissimusSilvery with mauve bracts
hirsutus syriacusPale yellow with brownish red bracts
hirsutusGreen and pale yellow
hungaricusPink and white scented
eminensViolet
pubscensCerise pink
senniiScarlet
dioscorides perringiiPink scented
dioscoridesPink scented
dioscorides smooth leavedPink scented