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Bear's Breeches

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

Spiny, steel blue American agave (Agave americana, Zones 9–11) draws the eye as its rigid form is softened by neighboring bear’s breeches (Acanthus spinonsus, Z 5–9) and ‘Flore Pleno’ soapwort (Saponaria officinalis ‘Flore Pleno’, Z 3–9).

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

Bears Breaches--acanthus spinosus

Acanthus mollis also known as Bear's Breeches (came with our house- cant kill it!)

Variegated Bear's Breeches. A robust clump forming perennial with dark green leaves, strongly variegated with white splashes and pinky-white flower spikes in summer. Common Name Variegated Bear's Breeches Genus Acanthus Species mollis Cultivar 'Tasmanian Angel'

the bear's breeches alive with sound by debra webber

Acanthus 'Morning Candle' PPAF (Morning Candle Perennial Bear's Breech)

Acanthus caroli-alexandri (Caroli-alexandri Bear's Breech)

Acanthus balcanicus, 'bear’s breech' at Longwood Gardens