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botanical name:
Acanthus mollis 'Latifolius Group'
Acanthus mollis 'Latifolius Group' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bear's breeches
family:  Acanthaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.50m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Variants of the species with broad, shallowly lobed, shiny green leaves with conspicuous veins. Spikes of white, mauve and purple flowers in late summer. Robust growing and generally a little larger than the species.

Most well drained soils in full sun or shade.

By division in spring or autumn. Also from seed or by root cuttings taken in winter.

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