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Cirsium acaule

Dwarf thistle

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.04m to 0.06m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourRed-purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Cirsium acaule (Dwarf thistle). A prostrate low-growing perennial. Rosette, wavy leaves are oblong to lanceolate and wavy. Red-purple single flowers appear in early summer to autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Thistle

Interest and use

Found on grassland.

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Needs

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

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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