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Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches

Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches (Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches)

All the wild Bear's Breeches' are flowering now in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. They typically go semi-dormant in summer. Photo taken April 4, 2012

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Love these!
Just germinated a couple of seeds that I'd forgot I had.

6 Apr, 2012


snap same here Meanie, bought my seed earlier this year..

6 Apr, 2012



I always thought this plant was grown from tubers. They are almost impossible get rid of...with so many tubers!

7 Apr, 2012


The tubers gotta come from somewhere!!

7 Apr, 2012


Isn't it a widely grown plant there in the UK? I know it's a very hardy plant!

11 Apr, 2012


They are pretty common, and certainly hardy.

11 Apr, 2012


They probably grow the opposite of here, though. They grow well and and bloom from fall - spring...then in summer they go semi-dormant.

14 Apr, 2012


Bloom summer to autumn, then in winter say "stuff this" and disappear until it warms up!!!

14 Apr, 2012


As I figured they go dormant in winter, there...they go semi-dormant to dormant here in summer.

15 Apr, 2012

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