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Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'


Cirsium 'Atropurpureum' is a rare perennial that we are pleased to offer with lipstick red thistle-like flowers.

Cirsium has spiny leaves and thistle-like flower-heads. 'Atropurpureum' has an upright habitat, forming a clump of branching, leafy stems with spherical, deep pinkish-red flower heads. A unique flower shape valuable for contrasting with other types of inflorescences in the garden.

Common Name: Red Plume Thistle

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: wet meadows, ditches and river banks


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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