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Acanthus mollis

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Pot Size
3 litres

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Common names

Bear's breeches, Brank-ursine

Description

Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches). This is a large ornamental plant with glossy dark green leaves, which has a tropical appearance. The flowers are purple and white, borne on long spikes in late summer to mid autumn.

Cultivation

This perennial prefers cool moist soil, but tolerates sunny and dry conditions. It is more of a woodland plant than other acanthuses, and grows well in a sheltered spot. This species should be planted where its rampant growth can be confined.

Interest and use

Ground cover, dried arrangements, borders. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Acanthus mollis | Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Loamy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Freston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9
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