Acanthus Whitewater

Bear's Breeches
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4' Tall Flower Spikes
Splashed with white, the deeply-lobed, toothed foliage is rippled with frothy white margins. A ‘rapid’ grower, once established, the creamy pink-blushed flower spikes rise above the foliage on pink stems. Variegation may not appear until plant matures. A bold accent, give this beauty plenty of room and good drainage. Acanthus Whitewater was bred for vigor, outstanding hardiness along with heat and humidity tolerance. Good slug resistance.

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Patent PP23,342
Plant Type Perennials
Species mollis
Height Tall 3' (4' in flower)
Spacing Plant 3' apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun / Shade Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade
Soil Type Normal
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Evergreen

Planting Sites

  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant

Acanthus General Information

Dramatic foliage and flower spikes. Bear's Breeches will spread by underground runners. Root cuttings are best taken in early spring. Foliage tends to wilt if sufficient moisture is not provided. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Acanthus Plant Care

More important to protect from winter wet than winter cold. Well-drained soil is a must! Benefits from morning sun. Do not cut back for the winter, but cut off any damaged leaves in the spring if needed. Divide in spring every 4-5 years. Tolerates most soils, but prefers moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Remove flower stalk when finished blooming.