Acanthus mollis

Acanthus mollis

Common Name

Bear’s Breech

Plant Description

A bold specimen plant with large shiny green leaves and upright spikes of hooded mauve and white flowers in summer. This strong architectural accent plant is a favorite among landscape designers. Best in rich, well-drained soil.


  • Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Height: 36-48"
  • Spread: 36-48"
  • Zones: 6-9
  • Drought-Resistant: YES
  • Cut Flower: YES

Garden Notes

Rich, well-drained soil.

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