Acanthus mollis latifolius is a tough tropical looking plant. Able to handle winters here in zone 6 Kentucky with mulch. It produces large glossy highly pinnate type leaves. Plants grow to 3 to 4 feet tall with flower spikes reaching 6 to 7 feet. Flower spikes hold multiple white and mauve flowers. A very interesting plant for both sun and part shaded gardens. Likes well drained soil.