Bear's breech 'Rue Ledan' Acanthus mollis (Latifolius Group) 'Rue Ledan'


'Rue Ledan' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen, herbaceous perennial to around 1.5m tall with broad, shallowly lobed, glossy, dark green leaves and upright racemes of white flowers with green hoods in late summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      bear's breech 'Rue Ledan'

    • Common names

      Acanthus 'Rue Lodan', Acanthus mollis 'Albiflorus'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Spread

      1-1.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut down old flower stems

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division in spring or autumn or by root cuttings in winter

  • insectPests

    Powdery mildews may be a problem

  • microbeDiseases

    Slugs and snails may be a problem