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Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum - Brook thistle x1 Bare Root perennial

  • Catalogue Code 5130-1270
  • Pack Contents: 1x Bare Root Perennial

Soft as Thistledown. Ruby red thistle-like flowers top the sturdy stems of this soft-to-touch, ‘tamed’ member of the thistle family. It is gorgeous with grasses or in wild schemes to attract bees and other pollinators.

Cirsium are perfect plants for sunny borders. They also make attractive cut flowers.

Plant the bare roots into weed free soil and water in.

Cut back spent stems in late autumn when flowering has finished and plants will re-emerge next spring.

1.2m / 48in


  • Hardy Perennial - sow indoors or on a seedbed (April-June); transplant later to flower for many seasons
  • Attracts Bees
  • Varieties suitables for cutting
  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Will flower well in partial sun

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Arrived promptly and planted - but yet to see the results so itís difficult to say about the quality of the specimen. I will try and remember to update this later


Plants failed to grow, unhappy as could not get replacement only a refund. First reply treated me like an idiot. I am a qualified gardener.

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