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Acanthus - Bear's Breeches

Stately and robust, Acanthus are herbaceous perennials grown for their beautiful foliage of large, deeply cut leaves and their strikingly elegant spikes of hooded flowers. Blooming in summer, they tolerate full sun, partial or full shade, are easy to grow, require very little care and make striking cut flowers, both fresh and dried. Their bold and architectural presence adds drama in the garden.

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Acanthus 'Whitewater' (Bear's Breech)

Luminous and vigorous, Acanthus 'Whitewater' (Bear's Breech) is a clump-forming perennial boasting a gorgeous variegated foliage of large, deeply cut, dark-green leaves adorned with creamy-white margins and splashes. In summer, the foliage mound is topped by erect flower stems bearing pink and cream, funnel-shaped flowers with hood-like purple bracts.

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Acanthus hungaricus (Bear's Breech)

Stately and dramatic, Acanthus hungaricus (Bear's Breech) is an upright, clump-forming perennial boasting strikingly elegant spikes of hooded, pink-flushed to white flowers adorned with spiny, red-purple bracts. Blooming from early to mid-summer, they rise well above a superb foliage mound of long, shiny, deeply-cut, basal olive-green leaves, which usually remains attractive throughout the growing season.

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Acanthus mollis 'Morning's Candle' (Bear's Breech)

Very floriferous, Acanthus mollis 'Morning Candle' (Bear's Breech) is a semi-evergreen, clump-forming perennial boasting strikingly elegant spikes of hooded, pure white flowers adorned with prickly purple bracts. Blooming from mid to late summer, they rise well above a superb foliage mound of large, shiny, deeply-cut, dark green leaves.

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Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan' (Bear's Breech)

Luminous and floriferous, Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan' (Bear's Breech) is a clump-forming perennial boasting strikingly elegant spikes of hooded, pure white flowers adorned with green bracts. Blooming from early summer to early fall, they rise well above a superb foliage mound of large, shiny, deeply-cut, dark green leaves.

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Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breech)

Stately and vigorous, Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breech) is a semi-evergreen clump-forming perennial boasting strikingly elegant spikes of hooded, creamy-white flowers adorned with dusky purple bracts. Blooming from early to mid-summer, they rise well above a superb foliage mound of large, shiny, deeply-cut, dark green leaves.

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Acanthus spinosus (Armed Bear's Breech)

Statuesque and rewarding, Acanthus spinosus (Armed Bear's Breech) is an upright, clump-forming perennial boasting a profusion of strikingly elegant spikes of hooded, pure white flowers adorned with spiny, red-purple bracts. Blooming from early to late summer, they rise well above a superb foliage mound of large, shiny, deeply-cut, spine-tipped, dark green leaves

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