Bear's Breeches | Ryeland Gardens
Bear's Breeches | Ryeland Gardens
Bear's Breeches | Ryeland Gardens
Bear's Breeches | Ryeland Gardens
Bear's Breeches | Ryeland Gardens
Bear's Breeches | Ryeland Gardens
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Bear's Breeches

Acanthus spinosus

Height:

2 - 3 ft.

Width:

24 - 30 in.

Flower Color:

Violet

Foliage Color:

Dark Green

Foliage Type:

Herbaceous Perennial

Bloom Time:

Mid-Summer Late Summer

Exposure:

Partial Sun

Moisture Level:

Moist, Well Drained

Zones:

5 - 9

Native Range:

Mediterranean

The Gardener's Notepad

Beautiful spikes of light purple-hooded white flowers over spiny, almost thistle-like leaves. Very ornamental! Why anyone would ever think of calling it 'Bear's Breeches' is beyond me, but that's the way common names go. Go Latin!