Moisture retentive soil
Well drained soil
Lilac pink thistle-like flowers appear during spring and summer. The leaf shape varies on the plant - the leaves on the stems are more divided than the lance-shaped leaves which form a basal rosette.
Thistle-like flowers bloom red/purple during spring and summer. Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' is a form of Plume Thistle, it is an upright clump forming perennial. Divided, non-prickly leaves form