Acanthus Mollis

 

Bear's breeches. A clump-forming perennial with dark green leaves. Spikes of white flowers with purple bracts produced in summer. Max Height 1.4m. Makes an attractive border addition. A hardy specimen that does well in full sun. Max Spread 80cm. Flowers July to September

 

 

Plant in moist well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.