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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
  • 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?

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

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/22/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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