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botanical name:
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
Clump forming, spreading perennial with narrow, entire to pinnatifid, prickly, dark green leaves, hairy underneath. Rounded, pin-cushion-like, deep crimson-purple flowerheads, carried on erect stems in early and midsummer.

Moist, well drained soil in full sun.

From seed or by division.

Wild garden or for architectural effect in borders.
Attractive to bees and butterflies.

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