Acanthus spinosus ~ Bear&
Acanthus spinosus ~ Bear&
Acanthus spinosus ~ Bear&

Acanthus spinosus

Bear's Breeches

Regular price$15.00

  • We currently have 24 in stock.
  • Inventory on the way
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Bear's Breeches is a clump-forming perennial with large deeply lobed thistle-like foliage.  The small snapdragon like flowers are enclosed by a spiny purple bracts arranged in vertical rows on large flower spikes from late spring to mid summer.  Flowers best in well-drained soils and appreciates afternoon shade in the South.  




3' - 4'


2' - 3'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9


Full SunPart Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Regular water.  Cannot tolerate wet soils.  No serious pests or diseases.   Watch for snails and slugs.  Can be an aggressive spreader.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Specimen or Mass Plantings, Borders,  Wildlife GardensFoundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:   BergeniaCoral BellsFoam Flower 

IMAGE: Photo by Leonora (Ellie) EnkingAcanthus spinosus, (2) Photo by Patrick Standish, Spiny Bear's Breech, (3) Sarah's Yard, Acanthus spinosus

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.


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