A majestic plant, bear's breeches is like a living sculpture in the garden. It offers sturdy spires of white or pink blooms with papery purple bracts that make a dramatic statement, as does the rich-green, spiny-looking foliage. The plants tolerate poor, dry soil once established but need regular moisture to get started. In well-drained soil bear's breeches can spread to become a large colony, but it is not invasive. Sun/Part Sun Zones 4-10
Youll want to protect your new starts and seedlings from the ravages of snails and slugs. It’s also smart to protect the shoots of emerging perennials, which are susceptible to damage. Dahlias, hostas (shown), bear’s breech, lilies and Canterbury bells can all benefit from spring applications of organic snail bait.
Hosta's, bear's breech & canterbury bells
Bear's Breeches Deer Resistant Plants An architectural plant that's worth its weight in gold, bear's breeches creates a ton of structure in the garden thanks to its towering spikes of blooms and large, glossy leaves. Plant Name: Acanthus mollis Growing Conditions: Part sun and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide Zones: 6-10
Acanthus balcanicus var. hungaricus (Hungarian Bear's Breech) Although some taxonomists have lumped Acanthus hungaricus into Acanthus balcanicus, we feel that there is a horticultural difference. Picture a tropical-looking, dark green, glossy, thick-leaf fern forming an 18" tall x 30" wide deer-resistant perennial and you've got an acanthus. Acanthus balcanicus v. hungaricus is topped in early spring with a 3' tall spike composed of purple, pink and white tricolor turtleheads...very unique! Pla
Acanthus balcanicus var. hungaricus (Hungarian Bear's Breech)
Bear's Breech - very versatile, one of my favorites.