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HerbaceousEarly 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 winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
CIRSIUM rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowNon-invasive. Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies and other insects. Flowering can be prolonged by deadheading. A favourite at Chelsea.Pests & Diseasesmildew.Place of originCentral Europe into Russia, southwestern Europe.
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windswept
Leaf Colour (if not green)Purple
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendly
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