Bears Breeches - Acanthus Mollis
I planted a newly purchased B.B. early in the Spring - which has grown considerably but has not flowered this year. It is positioned in a large flower bed next to a Michaelmas Daisy which as dwarfed everything around it now - with very tall flowering stems - so the B.B. is hidden below the flowering stems of the M.D. which I know will die down once the flowers are over. The thing I want to know is - will the Bears Breeches eventually grow as tall as the M.D. is now i.e. 4 - 5 foot or will the leaves stay at the height that they are now which is about 18 inches and will the flowers shoot up next year?