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Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’

Brook thistle

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.8m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDeep red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Thistle

Origin

S.W.Europe

Interest and use

Grown for its decorative flower heads.

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Needs

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

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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