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Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’

For sale by Lewis Cottage Plants

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This handsome non prickly, thistle-like plant carries glowing ruby-red flowers on tall branching stems, a much-admired vertical, in summer and again in autumn. H1.2 m

Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ | Devon, EX17
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre

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Plant Finder: about Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’

Common names

Brook thistle, Thistle


Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ (Brook thistle). In the summer, dark red flowers appear on erect stems. Bears narrowly oval to oblong or lance-shaped leaves which are deeply cut, with weakly spiny margins.


Dead-head to prevent self-seeding. They are fully hardy and will tolerate sun or shade in any but wet soil.

Interest and use

Grown for its decorative flower heads.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ | Beckenham, Greater London, BR3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

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