Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches

Image of Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches
Image of Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches
Alternate Image of Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches
Alternate Image of Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches
  • Flowers attract bees

  • Plant for chalk soil

  • Plant for shade

A robust perennial with handsome, glossy, lobed foliage and tall spikes of white and burgundy lipped flowers.

Prefers a good garden soil in full sun or partial shade. Once planted do not disturb. Will sucker if roots are damaged.

Height: 24 - 48 inches / 60 - 120cm                    

Spread: 24 - 48 inches / 60 - 120cm

Lynne's notes:

We have this planted in partial shade and it makes a very statuesque plant especially in flower. The suckering habit can be a real nuisance and can swamp a border. Just be careful where you're digging!

Contact Us For Availability

Currently our products are only available for collection from the nursery or from us at one of the many shows we’ll be attending. We hope to offer a mail order service from September 2017, but until then please contact us to check stock levels.

Delivery Options

Currently they are only available for collection from the nursery or from us at one of the many shows we’ll be attending. We hope to offer a mail order service from September 2017.

  • Direct Collection From Us

    Either from the nursery or from one of the events we’ll be attending. If coming to the nursery then please call first to make sure we’ll be around. If we are away at an event then collection of orders may not be possible.