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Acanthus mollis Rue Ledan

Bear's Breeches

Full Sun Full Sun
Fully hardy perennial Fully hardy perennial
Flowers For Cutting/Drying Flowers For Cutting/Drying
Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest

from £10.00

1 x 9cm pot
Delivered by 28th May 2021
3 x 9cm pots
Delivered by 28th May 2021


The architectural acanthus leaf motif was used as a decoration of Greek columns centuries before Christ. Abundant glossy, jagged, leaves form large imposing clumps. In summer, tall stems hold dozens of hooded blooms with white lips. Good as cut and dried flowers. Deer and rabbit resistant. Curiously shaped flowers looking much like Indian Headdresses in such beautiful colour tones they would not be out of place on the most important Indian Chief. Long flowering season, early summer to autumn. Aromatic purplish green foliage sometimes picked for potpourri. Prefer well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Fully hardy perennial.
Full Sun Part Sun/Part Shade
Fully hardy perennial
Cutting Garden Contemporary Gardening
1-1.5m (3-5ft)
Pest Resistant Flowers For Cutting/Drying Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest AGM
60-90cm (24-36in)
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TR Tropical can withstand temperatures above 15 C (59 F)

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