Acanthus montanus - Plant

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mountain thistle
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Acanthus montanus, also known as Bear s Breech or Mountain Thistle, is a thinly branched perennial with basal clusters of oblong to lance-shaped glossy, dark green leaves reaching up to 12 inches long. The leaves have silver marks and wavy margins.

Common name: mountain thistle
Color: Pink
Bloom time: June to July
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Have a hose or bucket of water and all your planting tools nearby. Keep your bare-root rose in water until you are ready to place it in the ground.Plants can be cut back and moved in either spring or fall, but not in midsummer, as they might suffer and die in the heat.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 31°C

Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Epsom salts along with your fertilizer; the magnesium sulfate will encourage new growth from the bottom of the bush Prune plants every spring and destroy all old or diseased plant material.
  • Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools.


Special Feature:
Where winter hardy, this is a bold, stately plant that may be grown as a specimen but is perhaps best sited in small groupings. Naturalize on slopes. Plants are not winter hardy to the St.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Acanthus montanus is a plant of acanthacease family.
  • It is called leopard’s tongue in English language.
  • The other common names of acanthus montanus include white’s ginger and bear’s breech.
  • The Yoruba people in Nigeria called the plant Ahon – ekun or ikunmu – arugbo.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
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