Acanthus mollis ' Bear's Breeches'
Acanthus Mollis Bears Breeches
Pot size plant Ø 9cm
1 perennial plant
Height at delivery incl. pot 10-15 cm
Acanthus mollis commonly known as Bear's Breeches is a large very decorative perennial for the border or in shady corners of the garden...
Acanthus mollis more commonly known as Bear's Breeches is a large very decorative long-lived perennial for the shady corners of the garden. The unique purple and white flowers on tall stems and makes dramatic long-lasting cut or dried flowers. This hardy plant needs plenty of space and dislikes being disturbed.
- 1 x Acanthus mollis Bear's Breeches
|Botanical name||Acanthus mollis ' Bear's Breeches'|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Preferred Soil||Any soil|
|Fully grown in||5 years|
|Full grown height||125cm - 150cm|
|Mature width||30cm - 40cm|
How to take care of Acanthus Mollis Bears Breeches
Acanthus mollis (Berenklauw) can be invasive, so either plant Acanthus mollis (Berenklauw) in large containers or in a permanent place at the back of the border. Acanthus mollis (Berenklauw) dislike being disturbed. Young plants need extra phosphorus to encourage good root development. Plant Acanthus mollis (Berenklauw) in a well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Acanthus mollis (Berenklauw) are hardy but the crowns need mulch for the first two winters. Cut back to nearly ground level once the flowering season is over. Acanthus mollis (Berenklauw) often take two - three years to bloom. Divide Acanthus mollis (Berenklauw) after 3 -5 blooming seasons in either spring or autumn. The easiest way to increase your plants is by taking cuttings in late autumn and early winter. Acanthus mollis (Berenklauw) will fail to grow if your soil is too heavy and has poor drainage. All Acanthus mollis (Berenklauw) tend to perform unevenly, even when grown in full sun. Snails and slugs can do substantial damage if left unchecked.
For additional instructions see product packaging.