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Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'


Cirsium is a clump forming deciduous perennial with deep green foligae and lovely deep crimson / red thistle like flowers on tall slender stems.  This is a great plant for a border or cutting patch and we love it in a naturalistic planting style growing in amongst grasses.  It brings lots of wildlife into the garden, bees, butterflies, moths and birds feast on their seed heads in winter.  Great also in a wild flower arrangement.

  • Common Name

    Ornamental Thistle

  • Height and Spread

    1.5 - 2m x 1m

  • Cultivation

    Grow in full sun, fertile soil which is moist but well drained.  It is thriving out in Peter's garden.

    If you want to keep a tidy look to your garden over winter, then cut back once it has died back.  If you like some structure from seed heads in the winter month then leave this job until late winter / early spring.  The birds will thank you for being a little messy

  • Additional Information

    Brilliant for wildlife - loved by birds, bees, moths and butterflies

    Great as a cut flower

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