Bear's Breeches

Bear's breeches can become weedy in gardens and where it has escaped from gardens.

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Bear's breeches, also known as bear's foot and oyster plant, spreads easily by seed and vegetatively. It can quickly form dense infestations particularly in shaded areas.


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  • Apply Weed Weapon Rapid Action  ready to use, or Weed Weapon Extra Strength concentrate with Dye & Stick, all year round. Follow up on re-sprouting areas twice a year.
  • Cut down bears breeches and immediately apply Weed Weapon Invade Gel to all cut ends to kill root systems effectively.
  • Small patches can be dug out but ensure all roots are removed as these will re-sprout. Dispose of plant material at a refuse transfer station or burn. Check for regrowth.

Did You Know Did You Know

  • Seed of Bear's Breaches spread via gravity, water and animals, and the plant can also spread vegetatively from root fragments.
  • It impacts the environment because it can form dense infestations under tree canopy and in dry, sandy conditions, suppressing regeneration of other plants.
  • Bear's breeches is Acanthus mollis

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Weed Weapon Extra Strength

Weed Weapon Extra Strength

Kills a broad range of stubborn weeds to the root.

Weed Weapon Rapid Action

Weed Weapon Rapid Action

Kills a broad range of stubborn weeds to the root, fast!

Weed Weapon Invade Gel

Weed Weapon Invade Gel

Weed Weapon Invade Gel controls hardy weeds with spot treatment and painting of tough and creeping weeds.

Dye and Stick

Dye and Stick

Marker dye and sticker that improves spray performance and shows you where you have sprayed.

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