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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Acanthus mollis-Bear's Breach

Large spineless leaves are dark glossy green to nearly 2' in length.  Bloom stalks can rise to 5' with pink, purplish or white flowers usually seen in late spring to early summer.  Native to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean.  Will go dormant if exposed to hot dry conditions during the summer then to return in fall with moisture and cooler weather.  Best in partial shade in the low desert


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