Commonly known as Bear's breeches, Brank ursine

Tall spikes of white flowers suffused purple, deeply lobed leaves
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • White
    With purple-shaded bracts.
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Clump forming perennial. Obovate (flat, egg-shaped, broadest above the middle), deeply lobed leaves, shiny above, to 1m (39in) long. Produces tubular, 2-lipped flowers 3.5-5cm (1½-2in) long often on purple-tinted stems
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade




  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Pests & Diseases
    Powdery mildew.
    Place of origin
    Southwestern Europe, northwestern Africa.
  • Flower Shape
    To 1m (39in) tall
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for the back of a border
    Cottage garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
1.5m (5ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  90cm (36in)

Buy Varieties of ACANTHUS mollis

ACANTHUS mollis 'Hollard's Gold'

ACANTHUS mollis 'Hollard's Gold'

Bear's breeches

deeply lobed leaves, yellow-green in spring. Spikes of purple-hooded white flowers.

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ACANTHUS mollis 'Rue Ledan'

ACANTHUS mollis 'Rue Ledan'

Bear's breeches

(syn. 'Jardin en Face'). Deep green lobed leaves and green-hooded white flowers.

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Useful extras...

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Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
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