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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.
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.
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
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