Bear's Breeches - Large Flowering Plant for The Garden
- POSITION: This plant likes to be grown in sheltered areas but with full sunlight. It can be East, South or West facing.
- CARE: Requires minimal pruning, can prune any wayward or crossing branches to help keep a nice shape.
- SOIL: The Grevillea Canberra Gem is ideal for borders and beds or in wall sided borders in acid to neutral well drained soil.
- WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE: An evergreen shrub that produces lovely clusters of deep pink flowers from late Winter to late Summer.
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Season of Interest
Flowering in Summer Fruiting in Winter
Acanthus Mollis prefers dappled sunlight or part shade in hotter climates. In slightly cooler areas, it can be grown in the full sun. Be careful not to leave your plant in the scorching sun for too long, or its leaves may get sunburnt.
When growing Acanthus mollis, it is important not to overwater or underwater your plants. Please keep them in organically rich, moist soil but never allow them to sit in water, or root rot may occur. If you think your plant is suffering from root rot, you can treat the roots with a fungicide. It’s worth watering your plant well in the first year to allow it to become well established. You can also add a layer of mulch to the topsoil during the summer months to help keep moisture in the soil. This is particularly beneficial in warmer climates where water can quickly evaporate as soon as you water your plant.
Best Growing Conditions
Grow Acanthus mollis in well-drained, fertile soil, in full sun or partial or dappled shade. Divide congested clumps in spring or autumn. It’s a herbaceous perennial, so its foliage dies down in autumn, reappearing the following spring.