Wonderful flower colour, very unusual. The first arrived and was quite large in size and has thrived from the outset the other was a lot smaller and seemed to struggle a bit in its first year - fingers crossed it seems to be on the right track now... Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’ is an ornamental thistle, bearing incredible, deep purple thistles on elegant, long, leafless stems, in contrast with spiny, dark green foliage. © Copyright 2015 Far Reaches Farm. $15.00 USD at time of publication Buy from Far Reaches Farm. A lovely addition to my borders. The potting compost usually contains nutrients, so I would not give it anything else now, but do keep in mind that it will die back completely in the autumn and after that it wont make a reappearance again until spring next year. Hope this helps. Hello there We use cookies to personalise content, analyse website performance and for advertising purposes. What is your enquiry regarding?Order catalogueGeneral enquiryBook a visit or talkOrder plants for pick up at event, Retail Nursery: Sands Lane, Badsey, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 7EZ01386 422829. Coarse and hirsute foliage to 2' with reddish flowers on 4; stems. Helen Plant Doctor. 0; In order to keep up with demand, we've introduced a daily limit on the number of orders that we can process. We are not easy to find being half a mile down a single track lane. Deadheading meant they kept coming back - great bang for your buck. A magnet for bees and birds! Spreads quickly and thrives in most soil as long as it is in a sunny spot. Click here for the latest information on COVID-19, In order to keep up with demand, we've introduced a daily limit on the number of orders that we can process. If you cannot plant it out in the border, then I would pot it up as soon as you can. I purchased 2 of these plants on separate occasions in 2017. They can be richly planted with native wildflowers or a selection of complementary perennials and self-seeding annuals to create a naturalistic planting effect. Buy Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' from Sarah Raven: Handsome, long-flowering, easy, healthy and loved by our pollinating insects. Hello, A very desirable garden plant, Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum', commonly known as Plume Thistle, is a tall, branching, upright perennial exhibiting strong, leafless stems with pincushion-like, deep crimson flowers, up to 1 in wide (3 cm), atop a large basal rosette of soft green leaves. Discover RHS expert help and advice on growing, feeding, pruning and propagating plants. 9.00am until 4.00pm Mon - Fri By appointment only at weekends. 'Ruby' Gladiola (Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby'), Creeping Honeysuckle (Lonicera crassifolia). Allium Purple Sensation Anthriscus Ravens Wing Aquilegia Ruby Port Astrantia Claret Carex testacea Cirsium rivulare atropurpureum Dahlia Dark Desire Euphorbia Fireglow Geranium Lily Lovell Geranium phaeum Samobor Geranium Phillipe Valpelle Geranium psilostemmon Geum Princess Juliana Gillenia trifoliata Hakonechloa macra Iris Dusky Challenger Iris Dutch Chocolate Iris Sultan's Palace Iris Superstition Iris Supreme Sultan Knautia macedonica Lavandula angustifolia Nepeta subsessilis Washfield Nepeta Walkers low Purple fennel - Giant Bronze Rodgersia pinnata Superba Rodgersia podophylla Salvia Mainacht Sedum matrona Stachys byzantina Stipa arundinacea (syn.Anemanthele lessoniana) Stipa gigantea Tulip Abu Hassan Tulip Ballerina Tulip Queen of Night Verbascum Helen Johnston I hope this helps. Not spiny. Coarse and hirsute foliage to 2' with red Beautifully grown in Linda McDonald's garden which should be reason enough for anyone to grow it. | Indulge a passion for ornamental grasses by creating a prairie- or meadow-style garden. Only downside is it stopped flowering after only a month, compared to other Brooke Thistles, I have grown, which last all summer. ... Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' brook thistle. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies. Hopefully in its second year it will last longer. Will take some pics if it does. Description from Far Reaches Farm. Fantastic for attracting Bees, which cluster all over the flowers. All Rights Reserved. More leaf than I was expecting - you really want them somewhere near the back so you just see the brilliant pink of the heads between/behind everything else. Purple thistle knobs held over a rosette of foliage over a very long season (Mar)May-Jun, Aug-Dec, 1m. This tries to bloom all year - in winter it is stopped by cold. Genus Cirsium may be biennials or perennials with spiny leaves and typical thistle-type flower-heads Details 'Atropurpureum' is an upright perennial forming a clump of branching, leafy stems with spherical, deep red flower-heads 3cm across in summer Privacy Policy What is your enquiry regarding? I planted out 3 small pots last year in a north west border and waited... not much growth last year but this year they have sprouted so fast and are now at maximum height, filling out every day with plenty flowers. Hello Kelly, He did use a lot of plants in his garden - here is a list which includes most. Assuming it will come back this year. Love this plant. Read more >. It’s a wonderful choice for growing towards the back of a sunny herbaceous border, and works well when planted among grasses and other tall perennials. Find specific plants with our Plant Finder & Plant Selector. This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring. | Have you noticed how good they are this year? Purple thistle kno This tries to bloom all year - in winter it is stopped by cold. Keep going, you will get there! This tries to bloom all year - in winter it is stopped by cold. Gave the height I wanted, but the leaves to big for a prairie style garden so I'll be moving it. Use this map or punch WR11 7EZ into your satnav. These have been very happy in my hot bed - still flowers on them in December! Plants were an attractive addition to the garden and despite the hot weather managed to survive and I am looking forward to seeing them develop further in the coming months. Built with Volusion. It did well last year and I hope it will this year. Not spiny. It's a beautiful colour.