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Cirsium japonicum 'Mount Etna'


Cirsium japonicum 'Mount Etna' (Cirsium japonicum)



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I s this a perennial or does it self seed Spritz?

4 Aug, 2011

 

The Cirsium Rivulare Atropurpureum that I planted this year have been lovely. I am cutting down on herbaceous plants but will definitely be keeping those, and this is a beauty, it would be even nicer as it is so bright! Lovely!

5 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks KS

5 Aug, 2011

 

It's a perennial, but I had a different C. japonicum and it didn't make it through the winter. :-((((( Fingers crossed!

The C. rivulare do come back year after year, though.

5 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks S

5 Aug, 2011

 

I haven't tried collecting seeds from them - I wonder if they'd be easy to grow?

5 Aug, 2011

 

How pretty is that?

8 Aug, 2011

 

:-))

9 Aug, 2011

 

Mine seems to be a bit top-heavy on foliage and light on flowers.

15 Aug, 2011

 

Pretty...they grow wild in the fields here they're called Thistles...:o))) lol

15 Aug, 2011

 

Oooh, you cheeky monkey! LOL.

15 Aug, 2011

 

lol Spritz.....When we've revamped our Pond next year I wouldn't mind one at the back...considering their size, but definitely bright Red.....they're quite happy in damp soil....

16 Aug, 2011

 

I was looking at a seedhead I left on the C. rivulare - I think I might collect the seeds and try growing them. I do like the form of these plants. :-)

16 Aug, 2011

 

Yes the C rivulare would be my choice I think for where I want it to grow...Why not try, nothing lost, lots to gain...:o))

16 Aug, 2011

 

I shall harvest the seeds today, and sow them. :-D

17 Aug, 2011

 

:o)))

17 Aug, 2011

 

I did it - I was a bit disappointed in the lack of viable seeds in two of the seedheads, but the other two seemed fine, so I'll wait and see if they germinate now.

17 Aug, 2011



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