Terms and conditions are loading...
Botanical name: Acanthus mollis
Other names: Bear's breeches, Brank ursine, Common bear's breech, Soft-leaved bear's breeches
Species: A. mollis - A. mollis is a clump-forming perennial with shiny, deeply lobed, dark green leaves and erect racemes of white flowers with purple bracts borne on purple-tinted stems in late summer.
Acanthus mollis is: Deciduous
Flower: White, Purple in Spring; White, Purple in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer
Habit: Clump-forming, Upright
Pests: Generally pest free
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
Pruning: Cut down old flower stems.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: Propagate by sowing seed in spring or by root cuttings in winter. The easiest way is to divide the roots at any time between autumn and early spring.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Root cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean
Cultivation: Prefers deep, fertile, well-drained loam but tolerate most soils. Drought tolerant once established.
Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
Use My Plant Check to see if this plant is a good match for your garden
In order to add a note on this plant, please add this plant to your plant lists.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Loamy, Sandy||Tell us...|
|Soil drainage:||Well-drained||Tell us...|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral||Tell us...|
|Light:||Full Sun, Partial Shade||Tell us...|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West||Tell us...|
|Exposure:||Exposed, Sheltered||Tell us...|
|Hardiness:||Hardy (H4)||Tell us...|
To add a comment, ask a question and read all discussions about this plant...
There are 3 members with Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches) in their garden.
To view all members' gardens with this plant...
To add ? to your lists,
login to your account or subscribe.
To check if this plant is suitable for your garden first login to your account or subscribe.