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Giant Thistle

Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’
Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’
Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’

Cirsium

Giant Thistle

Beckoning bees, butterflies and birds, our intensely colored cut-flower-perfect Cirsium selections are the most coveted of all garden-worthy thistles.

<i>Cirsium rivulare</i> ‘Atropurpureum’

Elevated on upright, branched leafy stems, the densely packed dark crimson flowers have a tidy symmetrical appearance. Prickly, narrow cut green leaves form a slow spreading clump that appreciates moisture and works well in a natural-style planting, especially when associated with other opulent-blooming perennials like Papaver ‘Patty’s Plum’ or Astrantia ‘Moulin Rouge’.

Blooms July–September

Size: 4' 0" high x 20" – 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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