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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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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Available again FEBRUARY 2021 - fresh stock in late winter/early spring

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