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Bold, glossy striking green leaves with deeply-cut edges create a dramatic backdrop for the towering spikes adorned with striking hooded blooms.


When to Sow: August - May

Sow into moist well-drained seed compostm 5mm deep.  Transplant seedlings with 2 true leaves to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatiseto outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Will flower in the second year.


  • Classification: Perennial
  • Expert Level:  Medium
  • Germination Time : 2- 3 Weeks


  • Site: Full Sun / Partial Shade
  • Soil Type: Will grow in most soils
  • Soil Acidity: Will grow in most soils
  • Mositure: Good drought tolerance. Water well in dry spells to help with powery mildew
  • Care: Old flower stems can be left through winter for structure
  • Use: Cut Flowers, Garden Borders, Dried


  • Harvesting: Cut when 75% of the blooms are open
  • Height:120cm
  • Plant Spacing: 30cm

Acanthus Mollis (Bears Breeche's/Oyster Plant)

  • 10 Seeds per packet Approx.

    Please note that the majority of our seeds are packed by volume so the number of seeds indicated is an approximation.

    We make every effort to provide British seeds where possible, but in some cases our British Growers are unable to grow in sufficient quantities to meet our demand or the seeds are subject to Plant breeders' rights which means it is only possible for us to buy these seeds from certain non UK flower farms 

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