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Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' (Plume thistle 'Trevor's Blue Wonder')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.8m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'

Other names

Plume thistle 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'

Genus

Cirsium Cirsium

Variety or Cultivar

'Trevor's Blue Wonder' _ 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with spiny, elliptic to lance-shaped, deeply divided or entire, grey-green leaves, softly hairy beneath, and erect, purple-flushed stems bearing thistle-like, magenta flower heads in mid- to late summer.


Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming

Flower

Magenta in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

If desired, cut back hard after flowering to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' (Plume thistle 'Trevor's Blue Wonder') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil in sun. Tolerates short dry periods and partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'

Other names

Plume thistle 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'

Genus

Cirsium Cirsium

Variety or Cultivar

'Trevor's Blue Wonder' _ 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with spiny, elliptic to lance-shaped, deeply divided or entire, grey-green leaves, softly hairy beneath, and erect, purple-flushed stems bearing thistle-like, magenta flower heads in mid- to late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Magenta in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

If desired, cut back hard after flowering to prevent self-seeding.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' (Plume thistle 'Trevor's Blue Wonder') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil in sun. Tolerates short dry periods and partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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