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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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects, birds.
  • Pests & Diseases - mildew.
  • Place of origin - variety of locations in northern temperate regions.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -

Buy Varieties of CIRSIUM

CIRSIUM heterophyllum 'Pink Blush'

CIRSIUM heterophyllum 'Pink Blush'  >

Commonly known as: Brooke thistle, Ornamental thistle .
White flowers with pink tips. Unusual
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

CIRSIUM rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

CIRSIUM rivulare 'Atropurpureum'  >

Commonly known as: Brook thistle, Ornamental thistle.
Tall, deep crimson thistle knobs held over a rosette of foliage over a very long season
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

CIRSIUM rivulare 'Frosted Magic'

CIRSIUM rivulare 'Frosted Magic'  >

Commonly known as: Brook thistle, Ornamental thistle.
Stiff upright habit and white thistle flowers
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

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