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Acanthus mollis

More About Acanthus mollis

  • Pink to white blooms with purple hooded bracts
  • Deeply cut glossy foliage
  • Makes an excellent cut flower
  • Bloom Time: July to September

Zone:

6

Height:

75-125 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Pink,Purple,White,Bicoloured
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Bear's Breeches Growing and Maintenance Tips

Apply mulch in the fall for overwintering. Acanthus do not like to have their 'feet' wet in the winter months. May take a few years to flower, but are worth the wait. Once the blooms are finished, they should be cut back to encourage new foliage growth until frost. 


Acanthus mollis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Acanthus mollis

Acanthus hungaricus

Acanthus hungaricus

Hungarian Bear's Breeches