Photo of Bear's Breeches (Acanthus spinosus): Acanthus spinosus vs. A. mollis.

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Aug 17, 2015 7:48 AM CST

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The leaves appear to be of Acanthus spinosus not A. mollis.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Aug 17, 2015 8:17 AM CST
I am so inept at seeing any difference between them ,but will accept your identification.
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Aug 17, 2015 9:16 AM CST

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Your leaves are really serrated compared to A. mollis


so it fits the leaves of A. spinosus
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Aug 17, 2015 9:37 AM CST
WOW Thanks. I see the difference now.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Aug 17, 2015 1:17 PM CST

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And you have loads of blooms...Beautiful! Green Grin! A. mollis has never bloomed for me, perhaps due to late frosts.

How much sun does your Acanthus get Jo Ann? My A. spinosus has hardly increased in 3 years and takes forever to emerge.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Aug 17, 2015 1:47 PM CST
Ours is a transplant from DD's old house and is really in her garden by the front door.
It reseeds or makes plantlets somehow. It gets full sun nearly all day.
It also come up later.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Aug 17, 2015 1:49 PM CST

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Thanks Jo Ann. I'll move mine to full sun next Spring.
Evan

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