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Plume Thistle Atropurpureum in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

 

Plume Thistle 'Atropurpureum'

The brook thistle produces deep crimson heads which appear on erect stems in mid-summer above spiny, dark green leaves. It is a tall, attractive thistle and a valuable addition to a summer garden, in groups among other perennials. It will tolerate dry conditions and partial shade, but does best in a moist, sunny border.

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plant Features
  • Plume Thistle Atropurpureum likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Plume Thistle Atropurpureum likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Plume Thistle Atropurpureum is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Plume Thistle Atropurpureum likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Plume Thistle 'Atropurpureum'

Latin name

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Plume Thistle Atropurpureum likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Plume Thistle Atropurpureum is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Plume Thistle Atropurpureum likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Plume Thistle Atropurpureum likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Plume Thistle Atropurpureum is 0.60meters x 1.20meters 0.60 M 1.20 M

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

The brook thistle produces deep crimson heads which appear on erect stems in mid-summer above spiny, dark green leaves. It is a tall, attractive thistle and a valuable addition to a summer garden, in groups among other perennials. It will tolerate dry conditions and partial shade, but does best in a moist, sunny border.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant young plants out in spring in full sun and in a well prepared, moist but well drained soil. To prevent spreading, you can restrict spread by planting in a large container which can be sunk into the soil in the growing position.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Mid Autumn

Flowers appear in early Summer and, if dead-headed, will continue all through Summer to first frosts.

 

Propagating by division

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

After approximately three years, once herbaceous perennial varieties have become established clumps they should be divided in order to retain vigour, and to propagate the plant. The simplest method is to carefully dig around the clump and gently pull it apart into fist sized pieces and re-plant immediately. The divisions can be re-planted straight into the ground, or, for more reliable establishment, into pots to overwinter before being planted out in the following Spring.

 
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