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Cirsium japonicum 'Pink and Rose Beauty'
Plumed thistles
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Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Biennial, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Summer-early autumn
Height 3-5ft/0.9-1.5m
Light preference Sun
Soil preference Any reasonable, free-draining soil
Sowing time/depth Feb-June, Barely cover
This pretty thistle is a native of Japan. It produces small, fluffy, globe-like blooms in shades of pink above mid-green foliage from late summer to autumn.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow under glass on the surface of seed compost, covering with a bare sprinkling of sieved compost or fine vermiculite. Place in a propagator at 15-20C (60-70F). Germination usually takes 21-40 days. Transplant into individual pots or modules when large enough to handle and plant in full sun in any reasonable soil. Early sowings will flower in their first year.
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