Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches

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  • 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!

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