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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: Purple, White in Spring; Purple, White 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)
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