Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Acanthus mollis, sp., Bear's Breeches

Common Name: Bear's Breeches

Genus: Acanthus

Species: mollis

Cultivar or Variety: sp.

Characteristics: The leaves are a part of Greek culture. A very interesting plant that has good foliage looks even when not in bloom.

Germination Tips: Cold stratify the seeds in moist perlite for 8 weeks before planting.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/8th"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
No

Days to Germination
14-24 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching
Spreading

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
White

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Dry

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stolon

Additional Uses
Borders

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