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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
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.
Grown for its decorative flower heads.
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