Acanthus mollis

Bear's Breeches


Clumps of large, deeply lobed, glossy green leaves with erect spikes of purple pink bracts over unusually shaped white flowers through Spring and Summer. Use as a border, specimen or under-planting in Tropical, Mediterranean or Cottage style Gardens. Prefers well drained loamy soils with regular watering. Remove old leaves and spent flower spikes as general maintenance and apply mulch.


DimensionsHeight: 1 to 1.5m, Width: 1.5m
Aspect Part shade
OriginSouthern Europe & North West Africa
Pests & diseasesSnails and caterpillars
Typical sizes140mm, 200mm

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