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Acanthus mollis
Common Name: Bear's Breeches Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)

Acanthus mollis
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A dramatic architectural plant from both sides of the Mediterranean with large, glossy mid-green leaves and strong upright flower spikes. The leaves were frequently used by the Greeks who adorned many of their sculptures and buildings with representations of Acanthus. Evergreen in mild winters, especially if protected by overhanging trees or large shrubs. Well-drained soil.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa
Native Habitat:
Sheltered, Mediterranean woodlands in deep moist soil.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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