Bear's Breeches

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

COLOUR:
Pink, Purple, White, Bicoloured

HEIGHT:
75-125 cm

SPREAD:
60-80 cm

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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.