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Acanthus mollis
Bear's Breeches
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Category: Perennials
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
AHS Heat Zone: 11 to 4
Light: Full sun to partial shade

Bold, sculptured leaves are glossy, dark green 8 to 12" wide. Spikes of white flowers with purple markings in spring.

Plant Profile
Family Acanthaceae
Origin Southern Europe
Maintenance Low to Moderate
Height 3' to 4'
Spread 30" to 3'
Growth Habit Rounded
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Colors Lavender, blue
Foliage Colors Dark green
Soil Moisture Well-drained
Soil pH Acidic
Uses Erosion control, Specimen, Mass planting, Cut Flowers

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Moderately drought tolerant. Flower heads make attractive additions to arrangements.

Recommended Fertilizer
For use on Perennials: STA-GREEN® 3-MonthTM Nursery Special®

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