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Cirsium japonicum

No-azami

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright pink-red
  • Leaf ColourMid-deep green

Description

Cirsium japonicum (No-azami). This species is a biennial or perennial stalked clump, the leaves are oblong to obovate and mid to deep green. The flowers single pink-red blooms that are produce mid to late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, 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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