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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
Further Reading....

  • Red - deep crimson
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - spreading, clump-forming perennial. Oblong-lance-shaped, prickly, dark-green leaves to 45cm (18in) long, softly hairy beneath. Tall, branching plant from rosettes in early spring. Produces thistle-like flowerheads 3cm (1¼in) across.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - non-invasive. Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies and other insects. Flowering can be prolonged by deadheading. A favourite at Chelsea.
  • Pests & Diseases - mildew.
  • Place of origin - central Europe into Russia, southwestern Europe.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Leaf colour (if not green) - Purple
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
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1.2m (4ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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