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 plant, for autumn planting 200275-1 £6.95 In stock
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3 x 9cm plants, for autumn planting 200275-3 £18.95 In stock
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1 x 9cm plant, for spring planting 510123-1 £6.95 Delivery late March
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3 x 9cm plants, for spring planting 510123-3 £18.95 Delivery late March
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Cirsium rivulare is one of my long-term favourite plants which featured in every Chelsea garden about ten years ago and has since slightly disappeared from centre stage.

It shouldn't – handsome, long-flowering, easy, healthy and loved by our pollinating insects – if you don't already have it in your garden, you should!

Genus Cirsium
Group/Species C. rivulare
Variety Atropurpureum
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Plume Thistle
Border Position Back
Soil Type Acid, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.5m (5ft)
Spacing 75cm (30in)
Care Tips This will self seed, so if you do not want this, then deadhead after flowering.
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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