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Acanthus mollis 'Bear's Breeches' 1 Gallon

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This large leafed perennial is said to be the inspiration for the Corinthian leaf motif used in decorations by the Greeks and Romans.

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As striking as the summer flower stalks of Bear's Breeches are, it's the leaves that add that "wow" factor to shade gardens. The shiny, deeply lobed leaves can grow up to two feet long and are said to be the inspiration for the Corinthian leaf motif used in ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Mounds of these magnificent leaves can grow three to five feet high with a spread of up to three feet. Given enough sun, tall spikes of creamy white with purple bract flowers emerge during the summer, attracting pollinators and hummingbirds, and are less likely to appear in shadier locations. This hardy perennial spreads by creeping rootstocks, so place root barriers around the plant or grow in large containers if you want to limit its spread. 

Common Name Bear's Breeches
Mature Size 3 - 5 feet tall, 2 - 3 feet wide
Growth Rate Moderate
Cold Hardiness 0 ° F
Characteristics Semi-evergreen, deer- and rabbit-resistant
Light Shade to morning sun/afternoon shade, all day filtered sun
Structure Mounding
Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Summer
Uses Woodland gardens, container planters, borders, mass plantings
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