Bear's breech 'Summer Beauty' Acanthus 'Summer Beauty'

bear's breech 'Summer Beauty'


'Summer Beauty' is a robust, clump-forming herbaceous perennial with deeply-lobed, glossy vibrant green foliage forming a mound to 75cm tall. Spikes of white flowers, covered by hood-like spiny bracts, to 1.8m tall are borne above the foliage in summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      bear's breech 'Summer Beauty'

    • Common names

      Acanthus spinosus 'Summer Beauty', Acanthus mollis 'Summerdance'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Spread

      1-1.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Old flower stems can be cut down

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Drought Resistant Cut Flowers Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division or by root cuttings

  • insectPests

    Generally trouble free

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by powdery mildews