Bear's breech 'Whitewater' Acanthus 'Whitewater' (v)

bear's breech 'Whitewater'


An herbaceous perennial, to 1.5m high, with large, deeply cut, variegated dark-green leaves covered with white splashes. In summer, erect flower stems bear white, funnel-shaped flowers with hood-like purple bracts

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      bear's breech 'Whitewater'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut down old flower stems

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Drought Resistant Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division or by root cuttings

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Powdery mildews may be a problem