Scientific Name: Acanthus mollis Form: Round
Common Name:common bear’s breechesTexture:Coarse
Family Name:AcanthaceaeHabit:
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Africa, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Lobed, Simple, Basal, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible, Lustrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Dentate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Spike, (Floriferous), White, Purple, Jul- Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Accent plant
Key ID Features:Leaves shiny, dark green, blades up to 40 cm long and 25 cm wide with a long petiole; florets up to 5 cm long with purple "helmet", on a cylindrical spike 30-40 cm long.