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Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’
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Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum

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

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

Cirsium

Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ full sun

Of all the garden worthy thistles, this intensely colored Cirsium is the most coveted. Elevated on upright, branched leafy stems, the densely packed dark crimson flowers have a tidy symmetrical appearance, while beckoning pollinating insects and birds or enhancing cut arrangements. Prickly narrow cut green leaves form a slowly 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.

Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ (P-1614)
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