PLANT OF THE WEEK.
BEAR''S BREECH WHAT a great year for flowers! Everything seems to be blooming exceptionally well this year.
I keep spotting tall Acanthus mollis, or bear's breech, right, with its stately spires of white flowers enclosed in pinky-purple bracts.
The Greeks admired the leaves and used their strong architectural shape as garlands on Corinthian columns.
It can elbow other plants out of the way, so make sure you have the space and that it doesn''t bully plants of a more delicate disposition. While it's tolerant of drought and shade, it''s best planted in sun or partial shade in a good fertile soil.
Blooming: Acanthus mollis