Acanthus mollis

Common name: Bear's breeches

Family: Acanthaceae

Plant type Perennial
Height 24 inches to 4 feet
Spread 12 to 24 inches
Habit Upright
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 7
Heat zone
Sun Full sun
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Pink, purple
Flower season Mid summer to early autumn
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Texture Feathery

Acanthus are perennials with large, elegant foliage and spikes of flowers borne from mid summer to early autumn. The flowers are in shades of pink and purple

Acanthus grows well in any well-drained soil in full sun.


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