Sunday, 13 July 2014

Carduus defloratus

Carduus defloratus defloratus
A choice and not very spiky thistle from the mountains of southern Europe. Relatively large and rich pink heads develop on 12-18in branching stems in summer over simple basal rosettes.
Carduus defloratus defloratus
Not at all weedy. For well drained soils in sun. I have two subspecies here, differing mainly in the shape of the basal leaves:- ssp. defloratus has somewhat broader leaves than ssp. argemone.
1L pots ~ £5



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