Bears Breeches

Acanthus mollis

  • Large, shiny, dark green leaves provide bold structure.
  • Plant in well drained soil in light shade/ full sun.
  • grown as much for its attractive foliage as for its architecturally flower spikes
  • Creamy white (sometimes pink) snapdragon-like flowers, each hooded and subtended by spiny reddish-purple bracts.
  • Flowers in June- July.

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 2-3 in
Zone: 7-10
Color: Mauve- Pink

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Pollinators

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant
» Rabbit Resistant
» Squirrel Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Dark Green

Soil Moisture:

» Average Water
» Dry Soil
» Well Drained Soil


» Mounding
» Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer