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Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan' (Bear's breeches 'Rue Ledan')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan'

Other names

Bear's breeches 'Rue Ledan', White bear's breeches, White-flowering bear's breeches, Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan' , Acanthus mollis 'Jeffalbus', Acanthus mollis 'Jefalba', Acanthus mollis 'Jardin en Face', Acanthus mollis 'Albus'

Genus

Acanthus Acanthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Rue Ledan' _ 'Rue Ledan' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with glossy, deeply lobed, dark green leaves and erect racemes of white, hooded flowers in late summer.


Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

General care

Pruning

Cut down old flower stems.

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.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan' (Bear's breeches 'Rue Ledan') 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

Grows best in deep, fertile, well-drained loam but it will tolerate most soil conditions. Drought and shade tolerant.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan'

Other names

Bear's breeches 'Rue Ledan', White bear's breeches, White-flowering bear's breeches, Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan' , Acanthus mollis 'Jeffalbus', Acanthus mollis 'Jefalba', Acanthus mollis 'Jardin en Face', Acanthus mollis 'Albus'

Genus

Acanthus Acanthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Rue Ledan' _ 'Rue Ledan' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with glossy, deeply lobed, dark green leaves and erect racemes of white, hooded flowers in late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

General care

Pruning

Cut down old flower stems.

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.

Propagation methods

Division, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acanthus mollis Latifolius Group 'Rue Ledan' (Bear's breeches 'Rue Ledan') 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

Grows best in deep, fertile, well-drained loam but it will tolerate most soil conditions. Drought and shade tolerant.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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