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  • brook thistle
  • Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

brook thistle

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
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9cm pot £6.99 £5.59
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

    • Position: full sun
    • Soil: moist, well-drained
    • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
    • Flowering period: July and August
    • Hardiness: fully hardy

      Spectacular, deep crimson thistles appear on erect stems in July and August above spiny, dark green leaves. This handsome, towering thistle is a valuable addition to a summer garden and looks equally at home in a wildflower meadow, beside water or in groups among other perennials. Although it will tolerate dry conditions and partial shade, it does best in a moist, sunny border.

    • Garden care: Divide congested plants from autumn to spring and cut back to the ground in autumn to prevent self-seeding.


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