Acanthus spinosus, Bear's Breeches

Acanthus spinosus, Bear’s Breeches

Large dominant plants, Bear’s Breeches, Acanthus spinosus, impresses us with majestic spires of purple and white hooded flowers. Its deeply cut, spiny leaves make large clumps. Easy to grow in part shade locations.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Acanthus spinosus

Common Name

Bear’s Breeches

Bloom Color

Purple, White

Bloom Time

Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

35-50″

Width

30″

Uses

Beds, Containers, Cut Flower, Dried Flower

Resistance

Deer, Drought, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Moist

Water Needs

Average

Zone

6-9

Plant Type

Perennial