bear's breech

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Noun1.bear's breech - widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowersbear's breech - 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.
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.
Then they added lush beds of astilbe, bear's breech, hellebore, and hosta.
Fill a pot with many kinds of plants and you get a colorful chorus, but plant a star performer such as bear's breech or mullein singly in a unique pot and you have the leafy equivalent of a great tenor--Domingo or Carreras.
The popular name of bear's breeches is thought to be a sanitised version of bear's breech, suggested by the soft, hairy leaves of some species resembling a bear's back legs or rump.
Editor's note: Evergreen currant (Ribes viburnifolium) grows in Sunset climate zones 8-9 and 14-24, bear's breech (Acanthus mollis) in zones 4-24, common calla (Zantedeschia aethiopica) in zones 5-6, 8-9, and 14-24.
Acanthus spinosus, sometimes called bear's breeches, is extraordinarily successful due to its ability to regenerate from every fragment of its thick, fleshy roots.
Autumn colour in the herbaceous border has taken a bit of a hammering from the rain this year, so much so that no sooner had the monkshoods, the bear's breeches and toad lilies flowered than they were flattened by the latest in a succession of storms.
Not only does the book highlight recent additions to the Southern landscape such as bear's breeches, Japanese fiber banana, and angelonias, but new varieties of old favorites get renewed attention from Winter's text: bachelor buttons in three heights, a renewed popularity of butterfly weed, and a purple-leafed variety of elephant ears, well-known for their tolerance of sun and humidity.