Acanthus mollis


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Related to Acanthus mollis: bear's breeches
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Noun1.Acanthus mollis - widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowersAcanthus mollis - widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowers
acanthus - any plant of the genus Acanthus having large spiny leaves and spikes or white or purplish flowers; native to Mediterranean region but widely cultivated
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I keep spotting tall Acanthus mollis, or bear's breech, right, with its stately spires of white flowers enclosed in pinky-purple bracts.
There are astrantias, salvias, penstemons, peonies, euphorbias, acanthus mollis, roses, hebes, hostas and verbascums many many more.
If you have dry shade, look no further than Acanthus mollis, commonly known as bear's breech, a perennial which will cope well with drought and poor soils.
Combine bold herbaceous plants such as Acanthus mollis (large glossy leaves) and stately, upright lobelia cardinalis (reddish-purple, bright red flowers) with seasonal cannas, lilies and dahlias in glorious shades - plus spiky-leaved phormiums and cordylines to add tropical drama.
longifolia, Asparagus acutifolius, Tamus communis, Clematis vitalba, Calystegia sylvatica and Rubus ulmifolius) together with few other broad-leaved grasses in the undergrowth such as Acanthus mollis and Cyclamen hederifolium subsp.
Cut back the dying leaves and prickly dead flower stalks of Acanthus mollis.
Here are a few shady plant suggestions, which I think go well together: Dry Shade - Epimedium, Bergenia, Japanese Acers, Acanthus mollis.