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Acanthus Mollis 10lt

R199.99

Acanthus Mollis 10lt
Common Name: Wild Rhubard, Bear’s Breeches, Oyster Plant

Semi Shade
Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Watering
Wind Tolerant

Acanthus mollis is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the Acanthaceae family. It is native to Mediterranean regions but is widely cultivated in gardens and landscapes around the world for its distinctive foliage and striking architectural appearance.

Foliage
One of the most notable features of Acanthus mollis is its large, glossy, deeply lobed, and serrated leaves. These leaves resemble the shape of a bear’s paw, which is how the plant got its common name “bear’s breeches.”

Flowers
During the summer months, Acanthus mollis produces tall flower spikes that can reach a height of around 1 to 1.2m. These spikes are adorned with tubular flowers that are usually white or pale pink, marked with purple bracts. The flower spikes have a distinctive, architectural look that adds visual interest to gardens.

Cultural Significance
Acanthus leaves have a long history of being used in architecture and design. The leaves’ distinctive shape has been incorporated into the design of Corinthian columns in ancient Greek and Roman architecture. The Acanthus motif is often seen as a symbol of enduring beauty and longevity.

Growth
This plant prefers well-draining soil and partial to full shade conditions, making it suitable for woodland gardens or shaded borders. It can also tolerate sunnier locations if provided with adequate moisture. Acanthus mollis is considered hardy and can withstand a range of climates.

Maintenance
Once established, Acanthus mollis is relatively low-maintenance.

Wildlife
The flowers of Acanthus mollis can attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies to the garden.

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Acanthus Mollis 10lt