Acanthus mollis ‘Bear’s Breech’

Common Name: Bear’s Breech

Acanthus mollis, commonly known as Bear’s Breech is a fast growing, large leafed, graceful perennial is often overlooked as a wonderful addition to the garden. A good choice for those shady areas! Dark green leaves contrast the 2′-3′ stems that produce pale lavender/white blossoms in the spring and early summer. An interesting addition to most landscapes from tropical to cottage gardens. Give plenty of room; will spread! Water-wise in shade when established.

  • Type: Perennial, Lily
  • Exposure: Shade
  • Height: 2 Feet
  • Width: 3-4 Feet
  • Hardy To: 10°F
  • Blooms: Pale Lavender/White, Spring to Summer