Pronunciation: (a-kan-thos) Family: Oyster Plant, Bear’s Breech, ACANTHACEAE Immortalized by the Greeks in the carved capitals of their Corinthian columns, the Acanthus species are hardy perennials, grown mostly for their handsome foliage. Use them in temperate gardens as a striking feature plant in semi-shade or in a sheltered courtyard — but lay plenty of snail … Continue reading ACANTHUS