Acanthus Mollis Flower Seeds - Bear's Breeches

Acanthus Mollis

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 6 - 8

Height: 30 inches

Bloom Season: June - August

Bloom Color: Pink

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Average, well-drained soils

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Acanthus Mollis

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/8th inch

Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 30 inches

Bear's Breeches (Acanthus Mollis) - This acanthus is known for its shiny green leaves adorned with striking, 30 inch tall spires of pink flowers which are clasped by showy purple bracts. Acanthus bear's breeches is a great plant for partial shade locations.

Acanthus Bears Breeches is a striking cut flower, both fresh and dried. It may be grown in the sunny border and placed where the entire plant can be seen as a main attraction. In cold winter regions, grow bear's breeches in a large container, and bring indoors to a cool, bright location which is free of frost. If you can not bring indoors, plan to mulch deeply in late fall. May be divided in spring, and any roots left in the ground will form new little Acanthus plants.

Unique Perennial

This variety of acanthus makes for a special addition to the garden or landscape, and can serve as a great filler plant.

Unique Perennial

Great Partial Shade Plant

How to Grow

Before planting, it is ideal to prep these seeds by soaking them in cool water for 24-48 hours. Further assist seed germination by planting in early spring right after the final frost. Sow seeds outdoors in a prepared site at a planting depth of 1/8 inch. Space plants about 3 feet apart, as they need plenty of room to expand. Keep soil moist until germination. Under proper conditions, these seeds will germinate in 1-2 weeks, although it can be somewhat unpredictable. Grow in partial shade to full sun, and enjoy this evergreen!

  • Environment: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: average & well-drained
  • Sowing rate: 1-2 seeds per plant
Great Partial Shade Plant

Plant Specifications

Bear's Breeches is a perennial evergreen flowering plant that grows in USDA zones 6 through 8. This blooms from June through August, and will grow to a height of 30 inches.

  • Bloom color: pink
  • Bloom season: summer
  • Germ time: 7-14 days