Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' - Plume thistle variety

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  • Flowers attract bees

  • Flowers attract butterflies

  • Plant for chalk soil

  • Plant for sun

Spectacular deep crimson thistle-like flower heads appear on erect stems in early summer above spiny dark green leaves. Flowers are a magnet for pollinating insects.

Although it will tolerate dry conditions and partial shade, it prefers a position in a sunny border in moisture retentive but well-drained soil.

Height: 24 - 36 inches / 60 - 90cm                      

Spread: 18 - 24 inches / 45 - 60cm

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This plant is currently out of stock. Please contact us for details of when we expect to have more available.

Delivery Options

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  • Click And Collect

    Collection is available from the nursery by appointment only or from one of the events we’ll be attending. During May, June and July our show schedule is very busy so appointments are not always possible and also at other times if we are away attending an event.