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How to Grow Bear's Breeches From Seed!

Bear's Breeches are sought after for their ability to grow huge and dramatic foliage with showy 3-foot-tall flowers. The bear's breeches (Acanthus mollis) plant is a perennial evergreen plant native to the southern Mediterranean. Bear's breeches grow best in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 to 11.

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Step by Step How to Grow Your Bear's Breeches From Seeds!

# 1 | Soak seeds in cool water for 24-48 hours.

# 2 | Prepare planting site before soil temperatures rise above 45 degrees Fahrenheit. This will help your bear's breeches seeds to germinate. Locate a sunny bed with moist, fast-draining soil and light shade at midday.

# 3 | Start your bear's breeches seeds directly sowing them where you'd like your plant to grow in early spring just after the last frost.

# 4 | Choose and prepare a planting site. Locate a sunny bed with moist, fast-draining soil and light shade at midday. Weed the site and remove any large pieces of debris, such as rocks from the soil. Till the soil to a 15-inch depth and amend it with a 4-inch layer of compost.

# 5 | Drain the water you soaked your bear's breeches seeds in and sow them immediately. Plant your bear's breeches seeds 1/2-inch-deep planting holes approximately 36 inches apart in the prepared planting site. Place one seed inside each hole. Cover the seeds with loose soil. Spray the planting site with water to settle the soil.

# 6 | Make sure t water your seed bed if the soil feels nearly dry in the top inch. Add water to the top 2 inches of soil until it feels moderately moist, but not sopping wet.

# 7 | Watch for the first seedlings in 21-28 days, with additional seedlings emerging in the next month or so.

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