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Acanthus mollis (bears Breeches)

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  • daveshockleydaveshockley Waynesboro, Virginia USAPosts: 30
    Wow now I am really confused.  Anyone else like these plants or should I plant it in the empty lot next door
    Dave Shockley
    Waynesboro, Virginia USA
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  • I've had mine in the same spot for 15 years. Occasional suckers removed but essentially no maintenance. Mine hasn't taken over and provides a nice centre piece



  • FireFire LondonPosts: 8,323
    It's almost as if people have different opinions. ;)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 67,515
    edited August 2018
    Well, people have different styles of garden so have different requirements ... not to mention different conditions ... I planted one a couple of years ago in dryish partial shade ... It's taking a long while to get going ...
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 564
    I think Monty has featured these in Gardeners world - on his plot, fairly recently
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 8,323
    ... last week.
  • daveshockleydaveshockley Waynesboro, Virginia USAPosts: 30
    Seeing that show is why we bought one.  I believe it must have something to do with soil conditions.  We will find a good place for it and keep an eye on it.  Thanks everyone for all of your comments.  Have a great day.
    Dave Shockley
    Waynesboro, Virginia USA
    [email protected]

  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 3,499
    Yes if you have rich damp clay soil it will spread rampantly, if you can give it poorer dryer conditions, it is quite well behaved.
    AB Still learning

  • daveshockleydaveshockley Waynesboro, Virginia USAPosts: 30
    Thank you.  
    Dave Shockley
    Waynesboro, Virginia USA
    [email protected]

  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 3,265
    Or pop it in a big pot! 
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