Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

Handsome, long-flowering, easy, healthy and loved by our pollinating insects – if you don't already have it in your garden, you should! More
1 x 9cm pot 510123-1 £9.50 Delivery early May
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3 x 9cm pots 510123-3 £26.50 Delivery early May
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One of my long-term favourite plants. It's handsome, easy, long-flowering, healthy and loved by our pollinating friends. If you don't already have it in your garden, you should!

Genus Cirsium
Group/Species rivulare
Variety Atropurpureum
Type Perennial
Common Name Plume Thistle
Border Position Border (Back)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.5m (5ft)
Spacing 75cm (30in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting. For best effect plant in groups of 3 or more.
Care Tips Cut plants back in autumn to prevent them self-seeding, or leave them intact to provide a winter source of food for birds. Lift and divide congested clumps in autumn or spring.
Flowering June - September
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Jan