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Bear's Breeches

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 60 inches
  • Zone: 7-10
  • Flowering Date: Mid to late summer

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Bear's Breeches

This very sculptural Mediterranean perennial features large, shiny, dark green, deeply cut leaves up to 3' long. In late summer, it blooms with creamy white and purple flowers on dramatic stalks. Forms regal clumps about 5' tall with a similar spread. Grows in full sun to partial shade. Prefers loose, well-drained, yet moist soil, but can tolerate drought once established. Shipped in 3" pots. Acanthus mollis
Deer tend to avoid.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameAcanthus mollis
  • Ships AsPOTTED
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread36 - 48 inches
  • Spacing36 - 48 inches
  • Hardiness Zone7-10
  • Flowering DateMid to late summer
  • Planting InstructionsSet at the same level it is growing at in the container. Firm and water in thoroughly
  • Winter CarePlant in sheltered locations and mulch heavily in the winter in colder zones.
  • Flower Color:pink
  • Flower FormDense, terminal spikes of funnel shaped flowers.
  • Foliage TypeDeeply lobed, arching, large, glossy leaves.
  • Soil RequirementTolerates any soil.
  • Watering RequirementMust be kept moist, but not wet.
  • PruningNone
  • Unique CharactersticsDramatic architectural plant. Very attractive foliage. Tolerates any soil. In the 5th century BC, this species was immortalized in the design of the sculptured leaves on Greek Corinthian columns.
  • ShippedPOTTED
  • Height/Habit36 - 60 inches
  • Growth RateSlow until established.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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