The southern European specimen plant immediately brings magical, Mediterranean flair to every terrace and garden. The 1.50 m high eye-catcher is even up? 20 C. frost-resistant and thrives excellently even in our latitudes. The erect, majestic flower candles are about 1 m high and form 50 individual, fragrant white-violet flowers. The flowers are reminiscent of the shape of bear paws, which probably led to the naming. Sometimes the plant is also known as a bear claw. The many flower stems appear from late June to late September. The Acanthus needs some space and spreads a bit.