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ACANTHUS

Commonly known as Bear's breeches



Genus of 25 species from dry, rocky sites mostly in the Mediterranean. They have an architectural quality and are good for cutting and drying. Representation of the leaves is found in Corinthian ornamentation, usually on columns.

Further Reading....

  • Good to know - vigorous, architectural plants with striking foliage and flowers. Good for cutting and drying.
  • Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew.
  • Place of Origin - Mediterranean
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennials
  • Tolerates all
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

Buy Varieties of ACANTHUS

ACANTHUS mollis

ACANTHUS mollis  >


Commonly known as: Bear's breeches, Brank ursine.
Tall spikes of white flowers suffused purple, deeply lobed leaves
Multibuy
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

ACANTHUS spinosus

ACANTHUS spinosus  >


Commonly known as: Bear's breeches.
Similar to mollis, but not so large. Leaves deeply cut and spiny
Multibuy
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

ACANTHUS 'Whitewater'

ACANTHUS 'Whitewater'  >


Commonly known as: Bear's breeches .
Leaves boldly margined creamy white
Multibuy
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

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