Cirsium eriophorum - Woolly Thistle


Minimum Quantity: 1g

Maximum Quantity: 1g

Seeds per gram: 200


  • £ / 1g : £3.00
  • £ / 10g : £12.00
  • £ / 100g : £90.00
  • £ / 1,000g :  —
  • £ / 10,000g :  —

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At up to 1.5m tall and with a flower head 7cm across Woolly thistle is our tallest and most impressive native thistle. Apart from its size it can also be recognized by its reddish purple flower backed by a large globular head of spiny bracts covered in woolly hairs. Flowering occurs throughout July to September.

Habitat Information

Woolly thistle is a tall, native perennial of limestone, chalk or lime rich clays. Usually found on dry, neglected habitats such as un-grazed grasslands, open scrub or woodland edges it can occasionally by found on more disturbed ground such as quarry sites.

Growing Information

Can be sown any time of the year.

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