Position

Sun exposure:
Full sun
Aspect:
South facing, west facing
Position in border:
Middle

Soil

Prefers rich soil:
Acidic / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' is an ornamental thistle, bearing incredible, deep purple 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.

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Cirsium ‘Atropurpureum’ and wildlife

Cirsium ‘Atropurpureum’ is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and has seeds for birds.

Is known to attract Bees
Bees
Is known to attract Beneficial insects
Beneficial insects
Is known to attract Birds
Birds
Is known to attract Butterflies/​Moths
Butterflies/​Moths
Is known to attract Other pollinators
Other pollinators

Is Cirsium ‘Atropurpureum’ poisonous?

Cirsium ‘Atropurpureum’ has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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