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Cirsium Genus

Thistle

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Cirsium genus (Thistle). These are annuals, biennials and perennials. The leaves are in basal rosettes, and the flower heads resemble that of the thistle.

Characteristics

Perennials or Biennials, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Other common names

Plume thistle

Interest and use

Grown for its decorative flower heads.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or by seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mildew may be a problem.

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