CIRSIUM

Commonly known as Plumed thistle, Thistle

Genus of about 200 species of  biennial and perennial plume thistles, mostly considered as weeds, from a variety of habitats throughout northern temperate regions.

Some are invasive spreading by means of rhizomes or by windblown seeds.

All are important wildlife plants for insects and birds. Of the 9 or so species native to the UK the most common are Creeping, arvense and Spear, vulgare.

Further Reading....
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Biennials and perennials. Spiny leaves and heads of tubular purple, red, yellow or white flowers.
  • Full sun

Buy Varieties of CIRSIUM

CIRSIUM heterophyllum 'Pink Blush'

CIRSIUM heterophyllum 'Pink Blush'

Brooke thistle, Ornamental thistle

white flowers with pink tips. Unusual

 
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CIRSIUM rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

CIRSIUM rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

Brook thistle, Ornamental thistle

tall, deep crimson thistle knobs held over a rosette of foliage over a very long season

 
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CIRSIUM rivulare 'Frosted Magic'

CIRSIUM rivulare 'Frosted Magic'

Brook thistle, Ornamental thistle

stiff upright habit and white thistle flowers

 
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