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CIRSIUM rivulare Atropurpureum

Dark red thistle flowers March-July. Ht. 100. Sp 30cm. Large, non spiny, mid green thistle leaves. Deservedly fashionable. Any not too dry well drained soil. Sun. Looks good with Camassias.


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Plant Details: CIRSIUM rivulare Atropurpureum


Species: rivulare

Variety: Atropurpureum

Common name: Thistle

Family: Compositae

Origin: S. Europe

Flower colour: Red

Flower month: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Flower scent: None

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Alkaline, Acid, Gravel Garden

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Evergreen

Height: 100

Spread: 30

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Showy

Protect from slugs: Yes

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Container Compost: Peat Substitute Compost

Web rating: Woottens rating 9/10

Pot Size: 2 litre

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