Tissington Nursery Plants
Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'
A superb perennial producing upright clumps of cut foliage topped with beautiful crimson 'thistle' flowers. The flowers fade to produce fluffy seedheads, these are sterile so don't cause any problems. Extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Flowering Season: July - August
Height and Spread: 150cm x 60cm (5ft x 2ft)
Growing Conditions: Full sun in a reasonable but well-drained soil.