bear's breech


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Synonyms for bear's breech

widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowers

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The flower spikes of bear's breech, ramrod straight and up to 5 feet in height, are normally white and tan, yet display a frosty pink color on 'Tasmanian angel.
When it is not in bloom, bear's breech is all foliage.
A: Bear's breech (Acanthus mollis) blooms sporadically; only its remarkable foliage is constant.
I have also had great success with bear's breech and common calla.
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.
Most gardeners have probably made acquaintance with bear's breech (Acanthus mollis), that shade-loving plant with sea green, oversize, sharply lobed leaves.
A plant that no large shade garden should be without is bear's breech (Acanthus mollis), and it is refreshing to see this species become more widely sold.
In the entire natural world, I doubt if there is a deeper green than that exhibited in the leaves of bear's breech.
Janet Craig's'' glowing, glossy green is otherwise found only in the foliage of a few plants that are used outdoors as landscape ornamentals, including natal plum (Cariss), bear's breech (Acanthus), Victorian box (Pittosporum undulatu) and gardenia.