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Acanthus mollis


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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Acanthus mollis
Principal Common Name BEARS BREECH
Common Name(s)
Description Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breech) is a perennial to 3-4 feet tall and 3 feet wide, with large dark green deeply-lobed leaves. It has 4-6 foot tall vertical flower spikes in spring through early summer, with white to light pink flowers. Sun on the coast to light shade in other areas. Regular water, but will will go summer dormant without irrigation.
General Comments
Height Range 3 - 4 FT
Spread Range 2 - 3 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture
Form Bulb
Flower Color Pinkish White : White
Flower Time Mar : Apr : May : June : July : Spring : Summer
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun : Shade
Soil Preferences
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Birds : Drought tolerant : Flower : Foliage : Shade tolerant

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