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Cirsium eristhales

Yellow melancholy thistle

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Cirsium eristhales (Yellow melancholy thistle). This perennial herb will produce lance-shaped pinnately lobed medium green leaves. The flowers consist of pale yellow single blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Thistle

Interest and use

Grown for its decorative flower heads.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in moist well-drained soil with a position in full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seed in the spring, divide the perennials from the autumn to spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for mildew.

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