Acanthus montanus - Plant
Description for Acanthus montanus
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||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
Marathi:Marand, Hindi : Harkukant, Kannada : Hole Chulli
|Pink||June to July||4.00 to 6.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||31Ã‚Â°C||apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Acanthus montanus
- 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.
June to July
Typical uses of Acanthus montanus
Special features: 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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Acanthus montanus is a plant of acanthacease family. It is called leopardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tongue in English language. The other common names of acanthus montanus include whiteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ginger and bearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s breech. The Yoruba people in Nigeria called the plant Ahon Ã¢â‚¬â€œ ekun or ikunmu Ã¢â‚¬â€œ arugbo.