Oakleaf Plant Details

Oakleaf Plant

  • Also Known As: Bear's Breeches
  • Botanical Name: Acanthus mollis
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade, Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Container, Focal Point/Specimen Plant
  • Ornamental Value: White, Purple
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value:
  • Season: Spring
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 3'
  • Plant Height: 3'


Clumps of big, deeply lobed, shiny green leaves. 3-foot-tall bloom spikes of white flowers hooded in purple. Will often go dormant in hot, dry summers, but returns in the fall.

Perennial Care Guide

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