Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 3m

Spread: 1m

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' is an ornamental thistle, bearing incredible, deep crimson thistles on elegant, long, leafless stems, in contrast with spiny, dark green foliage. It's a wonderful choice for growing towards the back of a sunny herbaceous border, and works well when planted among grasses and other tall perennials.

Grow Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'  in moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. 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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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