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Plant identity

Message from Kathryn Sharp

In forum: Identify a plant

Acanthus mollis (bears breeches)

  • Posted: Tue. 8th September 2020 12:08

Re: What is this plant

Message from Mrs. S. M. Bentley

In forum: Identify a plant

Acanthus mollis

  • Posted: Sun. 17th May 2020 20:28

Acanthus mollis???

Message from Robert Kay

In forum: Identify a plant

Peter,

Though not 100% sure, I believe that this is Acanthus mollis; AKA Soft-leaved bear's breeches or Brank ursine

Robert

  • Posted: Sat. 6th July 2019 11:38

Re: Help to identify a plant!

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

It looks like Acanthus mollis - bear's britches.

  • Posted: Tue. 17th May 2016 21:38

Re: What is this beautiful plant?

Message from Phil Nich

In forum: Identify a plant

Acanthus Mollis - Has the common name of Bear's Breeches

  • Posted: Sun. 14th June 2015 15:47

Re: Re: Re: Re: What is this beautiful plant?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks Elaine! Hi John, here is Acanthus mollis in Shoot. Cheers Nicola

  • Posted: Thu. 11th June 2015 12:14

Re: Re: Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches) leaf problem

Message from Lesley Dunford

In forum: General

Thanks for the quick response. Just had a look at plant care for this plant - why didn't I think of that first? :-) It sounds like it's powdery mildew and sounds like the roots are too dry. I'll try your advice first before going for the chemicals! Thanks.

  • Posted: Fri. 5th July 2013 20:43

Re: Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches) leaf problem

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: General

Why don't you give it a cropping, then feed it, should get new leaves, this plant is hard to kill.

  • Posted: Fri. 5th July 2013 20:39

Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches) leaf problem

Question from Lesley Dunford

In forum: General

Can anyone tell me what's wrong with my plants. The leaves are covered with a thin white film, could be fungal. Any idea what it might be and how to treat it?

  • Posted: Fri. 5th July 2013 20:29

Re: Re: Help Identifying poisonous plant please

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks! Here is Acanthus mollis in Shoot. Hope that helps:)

  • Posted: Sun. 1st July 2012 18:36

Re: Help Identifying poisonous plant please

Message from Lynne Robinson

In forum: Identify a plant

Acanthus mollis

  • Posted: Sun. 1st July 2012 18:33

Re: Please help identify this plant

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, Pmalcom,
Carol is spot on - it is Acanthus mollis . It is very happy in your garden! It is notorious for being very invasive if conditions are right. So, good to cover a large area quickly and densely, bad for small gardens. Even if dug out, it will quickly sprout from even the smallest of root sections that might remain in the ground. Dig as much out as you can find and when you see some sprout again, dig that out, too. As you know already, this will take some time!
Kathy C

  • Posted: Sat. 14th May 2011 23:01

Re: Euphorbia Silver Swan and acanthus mollis

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan'

Hi, Kathy
Your Euphorbia has an H3 (almost borderline H4) hardiness rating so it definitely didn't like this winter. Though evergreen and usually doesn't need much pruning other than removing faded flower shoots, I would go ahead and cut it back to strong buds in early spring, once you notice new shoots emerging. The Acanthus is hardier and since it is such a tough, vigorous grower, there shouldn't be any problem with cutting back tatty, dead leaves in spring once you see new shoots coming up.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd February 2011 20:18

Euphorbia Silver Swan and acanthus mollis

Question from Kathy Brown

In forum: Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan'

I have 3 young plants of each the euphorbia and acanthus mollis which are looking worse for wear after the winter, what should I do to rejuvenate these please?

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd February 2011 13:38

Re: Re: Acanthus Mollis - rotting?

Message from J&L

In forum: Acanthus mollis

Hi Kathy - thank you so much for a really helpful reply. Sounds like everything is wrong for our poor Acanthus - mainly in the sun, very hot and dry and they are relatively newly planted!! Still, they're not dead yet so we'll try to make conditions better for them and hope they survive. Thanks again! L

  • Posted: Wed. 28th July 2010 17:30

Re: Acanthus Mollis - rotting?

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Acanthus mollis

Hi, J&L
I doubt the problem is a pest or root rot - the few holes could be caterpillars, but not the cause of the problem. I don't know where you live, but this is not uncommon for Acanthus to do in the summer, particularly if it has been hot & dry. When temperatures rise, Acanthus doesn't like it. Also, if it is getting a lot of sun as well as being very warm, that will cause it to yellow and brown. And even though they can handle dry conditions, they do that best if they are in full shade. Having said all this, does any of this apply to yours. Only other thought I have is if these were newly planted, there might be a planting problem.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 27th July 2010 19:01

Acanthus Mollis - rotting?

Question from J&L

In forum: Acanthus mollis

The leaves appear to be rotting - yellowing with brown edges, there are a few small circular holes. Plant info says mainly pest free but our plants are far from healthy! Any ideas??

  • Posted: Sun. 25th July 2010 19:50

Acanthus Mollis

Question from Val Whitehouse

In forum: General

I planted Acanthus Mollis seeds into pots on 26/03/2010. The plants are now 9" high with 4 leaves. Should I plant these into garden or leave in pots in un-heated greenhouse until next year?

  • Posted: Mon. 19th July 2010 11:20

Re: Re: Acanthus Mollis

Message from Pauline Cobbold

In forum: Ornamental plants

Thanks Kathy. Will certainly give that a try . In this dry summer we are having on the south east coast the leaves are often flagging so have been giving it a bit of water along with newly planted perennials , strange because most of my established perennials are only being watered with rain water (till it runs out) every fortnight.

  • Posted: Sun. 4th July 2010 10:05

Re: Acanthus Mollis

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Ornamental plants

Hi, Pauline,
A bit of a mystery. How much water does it get? They usually like it on the dry side. You might want to try a feed high in phosphorus - the nutrient responsible for flower production. Any garden centre should have this. If that doesn't work next year, perhaps a new location, maybe with a little less sun.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 29th June 2010 21:00