Acanthus hungaricus 'White Lips' is a dramatic bear's breeches with spikes of light plum hoods and wide, white lips.
Acanthus hungaricus 'White Lips' is the epitome of architecture in the garden. Bear's breeches provides not only vertical appeal, but also a tropical to Mediterranean feel. This is a tough perennial with spikes of light plum hoods and wide, white lips. Very showy and dramatic. Foliage is thistle-like. Can reach 36 inches in height and spread. Great at the back of the border. Pollinator attractor. Deer resistant.
Common Name: Bear's Breeches
Family: Acanthaceae (The Acanthus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Sheltered, Mediterranean woodlands in deep moist soil.
Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin
*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a representation of the plants we offer, have offered, and may offer again. However, it is not a live inventory of our stock. Not all plants will be available at all times or in every year. Use the link above to enquire about the availability of this plant. Additionally, we carry many plants that have not yet been entered into our database so please enquire if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Plants are available only for on-site sales at our nursery in Richmond, BC, Canada or for shipping within Canada. We do not ship internationally. However, if you are visiting the nursery from afar, we can arrange for the necessary permits and paperwork for you to take plants back with you to your country.