Acanthus mollis ‘Latifolius’ – “Bear’s Breeches”

Botanical name: Acanthus mollis ‘Latifolius’
Common name: “Bear’s Breeches”


Size: 2-2.5′ x 2-3′
Light: Partial shade
Bloom: May


Very large, shiny-green leaves give an almost tropical foliar accent to shady spots. Dormant by late-summer, evergreen crowns of foliage appear in the fall which, if not killed to the ground by harsh winter conditions, will send up spikes of rose to lavender flowers in early-summer.

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