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Common name: Ornamental thistleType: HerbaceousAspect: Prefers full sunColour: RedSeason: SummerSoil: Moist and well drainedSize: LargeDelivery: Mail order or collect in personImage: By Lokal_Profil, CC BY-SA 3.0
Ornamental thistle, native to the Balkans. Produces brilliant red flowers on tall stems in summer and will continue flowering if dead-headed. Silvery-leaves, intriguing bristly bronze-coloured flower buds and last well as a cut flower. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Best in full sun and moist but well drained soils.