Unique Foliage and Flowers of Ancient Origins
Bear’s Breeches is an ornamental perennial with unique foliage and breathtaking flower spikes. It would look terrific in your mixed border or perennial bed.
Your Bear’s Breeches is a plant with ancient Mediterranean origins. The foliage is itself a work of art. In fact, the deep-lobed, 3-inch spiny leaves were the model for what you often see in classical ancient Greek and Roman artwork. The glossy, deep-green leaves are reason enough for wanting this unique perennial in your yard, but wait until you hear about the flowers!
Bear’s Breeches will lend a tropical feel to your yard with its uncommon foliage and its show-stopping flower spikes will take that effect even further. Four foot spikes of magnificent blooms will shoot up into the air in late June and persist into August. Similar in appearance to snapdragons, the hooded blossoms will rise well above the mounded foliage in layered hues of mauve and white.
Your Bear’s Breaches has a compact, mounded habit that dies back to the ground in winter. This can be a fast-growing plant with a tendency to spread, so an investment in just a few can really pay off. There are no serious insects or disease issues to concern you, so fussing with costly sprays or treatments won’t even be necessary.
Bear’s Breeches is a hardy plant with showy foliage and stunning flowers that will out-perform many of the other plants in your yard. In addition to its tropical appearance and unique features, its ancient origins make it a conversation starter for neighbors and friends. It’s certainly a one-of-a-kind-plant and a must-have for your yard this year.
*Unique Foliage of Ancient Origins
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Acanthus spinosus|
|Soil Type||poor dry|
|Moisture||Moderate to poor dry|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|