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Cirsium occidentale

Cirsium occidentale
Early June: out in the garden, the new leaves are coming in more cobwebby

Common name cobweb thistle
Family asteraceae
Life cycle biennial or perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers red
Size 36"
Light sun
Cultural notes prefers poor soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Thistle native to the U.S. Pacific coast, with white-hairy bristle-studded leaves and ghostly flower buds that open to expose magenta-red flowers. Should be interesting, anyway, if it decides to flower in its first year. Unlikely to survive our winters in Pennsylvania.

cobweb thistle
Baby thistles

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '13/'14 exchange. Baggy 70F (100%G, 7-9d)

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