Right now the most spectacular plant in my garden is hand's down my Bear's Breech. Also known as Acanthus, this mediterranean plant is a real traffic stopper.
Super easy to grow you will typically find this perennial in the shade section of your garden center, however my plant sits in the full sun all day and loves it!
Originally a one gallon size, my plant has grown over 5 years to a huge clump with 11 flower stalks this year. These beautiful hooded flowers are on 4 foot stalks and they last about one month each. Wow, I know :->
This plant is very drought tolerant and also evergreen. That pretty much makes in perfect in my book.
Even if you have never heard of Bear's Breech, surely you are familiar with it's other name, Acanthus.
Leaf borders and scroll motifs were common and prolific in the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. Foremost of these was the acanthus motif.
Right now is the perfect time to pick up one of these beauties at your favorite garden center.