2-3 Litre Pot
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Flowering Period: July – Aug
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 1.5m
- Eventual Spread: 0.9m
Acanthus Mollis or Bears Breeches as it is commonly known, is a very robust, clump forming herbaceous perennial with large, ovate, glossy dark green leaves have a heart shaped base and wavy margins, followed in summer by tall racemes of white flowers and dusky purple bracts. Good cut flower, and a striking border plant with architectural merit.
Looking After Your Acanthus Mollis
Acanthus Mollis is an easy to grow herbaceous perennial requiring very little maintenance, these are frost hardy plants and prefer a sunny or lightly shaded position, and thrive in deep, fertile, well drained loamy soil. To increase your crop or thin out, division can be done during early Spring or late Autumn.