Bear's Breech
Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acanthus (a-KANTH-us) (Info)
Species: mollis (MAW-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Rue Ledan
Additional cultivar information:(aka Jeff Albus, Jefalba, Jardin en Face)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cardiff By The Sea, California

Fresno, California

Decatur, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Nov 17, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful plant and lovely flowers. Can reach a height of up to 5'. Foliage is very attractive and flowers are long-lasting. It is not picky about soil conditions and grows in sunny to partly shady areas. Self-seeds VERY easily, so it can become invasive. It also will grow from even the smallest scrap of root, so be careful where you plant it.