Photo by taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Acanthus mollis 'Wofford Rhubarb'
Wofford Rhubarb Bear's Breech
Item #: 10006
Zones: 7a to 10b, at least
Height: 24" tall
Origin: Northern Africa, Southern Europe
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
We are pleased to introduce a fascinating selection of bear's breech that's been growing on the campus of South Carolina's Wofford College since the Civil War, when it was reportedly planted by the college's founder, Benjamin Wofford. A former PDN'er and Wofford descendant, Charlie Wofford, shared this plant with us. In our garden trials, Acanthus mollis 'Wofford Rhubarb' has formed a 2' tall x 3' wide clump of scalloped, glossy green leaves, supported by brilliant rhubarb-red stems...a trait rarely seen in the genus acanthus...truly exceptional. Thanks to living in South Carolina since the college was founded in 1854, it has developed excellent heat tolerance.
Flower Color: Multicolor , Purple/Lavender , Violet
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers , Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Living Wall
Other: Cut Flower Plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Pollinator Plants , Plant Delights Introductions , Plants Named After Animals , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Tropical Looking Plants