Acanthus mollis '~Species'

Common Bear's Breeches, Oyster Plant

Family: Acanthaceae Acanthus


Type Perennial
USDA Hardiness range 6B - 11
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color Pink, purple, white
Bloom time Late Spring to Early Fall
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Border, container, foundation, ground cover, massing, rock garden, seashore, specimen
Height 36" to 5' / 90cm to 1.60m
Spread 24" to 36" / 60cm to 90cm
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Deciduous, broadleaf
Bloom attributes Suitable for cut flowers, suitable for dried flowers
Leaf color Green
Fruit color Brown
Soil pH requirements Neutral
Soil type Sandy, loamy
Form Irregular or sprawling, spreading or horizontal, upright or erect
Attributes and features Attractive foilage