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Acanthus Molis | Pacific Nurseries

Acanthus mollis

Common Name | Bear’s Breeches
Popular Plant Non-CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
Non-CA Native
Acanthus mollis is a dramatic, evergreen perennial that features basal clusters of deeply lobed and cut, shiny dark green leaves that are large and soft to the touch. The leaf forms grow to 12–32” high and over 12” wide. This plant has an inflorescence bloom which is a cylindrical spike 12–16” long that can produce hundreds of flowers. The flowers are tubular, whitish, and lilac or rose in color. This dramatic, big leaf, shade-lover grows in dry areas and does well in rocky and bushy places too. The large leaves and dramatic flower spike offer a great contrast to many backgrounds or small leaf hedges and screening plants. And for a shade loving plant, it’s also remarkably summer-dry tolerant.

Acanthus mollis

Attributes + Requirements

Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
Some Pollinator Attraction
Growth | 3-4′ High
Growth | 3-4′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | White/Pink
Moderate Water
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Well-Drained
Special Features = Summer-dry Tolerant | Low Maintenance | Deer Resistant
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Acanthus mollis
Sizes Grown | 5 gal

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