Spiny Bear’s-breeches is an awesome specimen plant with dark, glossy, spiny leaves that attains width equal to its height. Heavy stemmed flower spikes carry themselves well above the foliage. Flowers are unusual and very attractive. Requires excellent drainage.
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates wide range of soils except poorly-drained ones.
Large, glossy, spiny dark green leaves.
Tall spires of hooded mauve and white flowers in Summer.