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....
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Perennials
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

Buy Varieties of ACANTHUS

ACANTHUS mollis

ACANTHUS mollis

Bear's breeches, Brank ursine

tall spikes of white flowers suffused purple, deeply lobed leaves

 
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ACANTHUS spinosus

ACANTHUS spinosus

Bear's breeches

similar to mollis, but not so large. Leaves deeply cut and spiny

 
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ACANTHUS 'Whitewater'

ACANTHUS 'Whitewater'

Bear's breeches

leaves boldly margined creamy white

 
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