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Morning Candles Bears Breeches (Acanthus)
Morning Candles Bears Breeches (Acanthus)

Morning Candles Bears Breeches (Acanthus)

$14.99

Acanthus 'Morning Candle' is a splendid free-flowering selection of bear's breech. Morning Candle has 3' wide deeply-scalloped green leaves and performs well in extremely hot areas. The compact, deer-resistant clumps are topped, starting in early May, with up to a dozen, 4'+ tall flower spikes of purple and white hooded flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean region.

Care

Acanthus require little in the way of maintenance. Remove spent flower stalks when they are no longer attractive by cutting them to the ground. Remove unattractive foliage as necessary. The foliage is attractive most of the year especially if there is adequate moisture in summer. 'Morning Candle' is very drought tolerant. Part day sun to very bright shade is best for 'Morning Candle'. Best grown in zones 6-10.

Growth Habit

The floral display of bear's breech is what this plant is best known for - flower spikes can be 5 to 6' tall depending on the particular variety and are strongly vertical and persist for a couple of months. Plant height when blooming can reach 4-5' tall while the width can reach 3' wide.

Toxicity

Deer resistant. Not toxic to pets but pets can get tiny thorns in their paws from the leaves.



Acanthus 'Morning Candle' is a splendid free-flowering selection of bear's breech. Morning Candle has 3' wide deeply-scalloped green leaves and performs well in extremely hot areas. The compact, deer-resistant clumps are topped, starting in early May, with up to a dozen, 4'+ tall flower spikes of purple and white hooded flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean region.

Acanthus require little in the way of maintenance. Remove spent flower stalks when they are no longer attractive by cutting them to the ground. Remove unattractive foliage as necessary. The foliage is attractive most of the year especially if there is adequate moisture in summer. 'Morning Candle' is very drought tolerant. Part day sun to very bright shade is best for 'Morning Candle'. Best grown in zones 6-10.

The floral display of bear's breech is what this plant is best known for - flower spikes can be 5 to 6' tall depending on the particular variety and are strongly vertical and persist for a couple of months. Plant height when blooming can reach 4-5' tall while the width can reach 3' wide.

Deer resistant. Not toxic to pets but pets can get tiny thorns in their paws from the leaves.



Plant size and shape may differ from what is pictured.

For mail orders: Plants may go through shock during shipping. Upon arrival, take the plant out and water it thoroughly. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify us via email at sales@amgardens.com and include a photo(s) within 24 hours of plant arrival.

For in store purchases: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call us at 423-870-5000 or return the plant in its original pot/condition within 3 days. Trees and shrubs have a 1 year warranty (exceptions may apply), but we highly encourage you to give us a call or email if you notice issues with your plant. We'd love to help you figure out what's wrong and save your plant! 

Orders are shipped on Wednesdays and Thursdays; if your order is placed on a Wednesday, it may not ship until the following Wednesday. During peak season there may be delays in shipping. If it is too hot or cold, we suggest ordering during milder months to ensure plants arrive in best condition.