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Buy Cirsium Rivulare 'Atropurpureum' | Plume Thistle | Sarah Raven

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!
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1 x 9cm pot (200275-1)

3 x 9cm pots (200275-3)

1 x 2 litre pot (200275-2L)

1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

1 x 2 litre pot (510123-2LTR)

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Back)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - September
Height
1.5m (5ft)
Group/Species
rivulare
Common name
Plume Thistle
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
75cm (30in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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!

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.