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botanical name:
Cirsium heterophyllum
Cirsium heterophyllum © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Melancholy Thistle, Plumed Thistle
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.50m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
description:
Sturdy, clump forming, spreading perennial with narrow, entire to pinnatifid, softly prickly, green leaves which are white felted underneath. Thistle-like, purple-mauve flowerheads, on tall stems in summer.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in full sun.

propagation:
From seed or by division.

usage:
Wild garden or for architectural effect in borders. Very attractive to insects.

other notes:
Wildflower of Europe and Northern Asia.

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