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.