|Type||Herbaceous / Perennial|
|Sun exposure||Full sun / Shade|
|Bloom time||Late Spring - Summer|
Acanthus Mollis "Oyster Plant" / "Bears Breeches" is an old fashioned plant that is useful in that hard to grow dry, semi shade area, like under trees in your garden. The striking appearance of the large green lush shiny leaves to the eye catching tall spikes of white flowers, it makes a very strong architectural statement.
It prefers protection from the hot afternoon sun and doesnt like excessively wet soil but if planted in semi shade it will become drought tolerant once establish.
This impressive plant is a lovely addition to the low maintenance, cottage garden, perfect in ferneries, decorative pots, or garden beds. Sometimes this plant can self-seed. If you don't want this to happen, just remove the flower heads before they set seed and destroy them.
Planting: Cultivate soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remove plant from container and place into the hole so that soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly and water in even if the soil is moist.
Care: Always ensure regular watering is provided for your new plants. The plants may need watering for around 12 weeks or until they are established depending on time of year and weather conditions once planted.
Good mulching will assist to reduce weeds and maintain moisture levels. Maintain fresh growth, shape and promote dense habit by pruning after main flowering time. Feed in early Spring with a good all-purpose fertiliser.
Using tubestock is a great advantage for planting in your garden as they will establish quickly with the appropriate care.
Plants are supplied as tubestock in 42mm wide pots. Your plant will be established in its pot and ready to plant out.