Cirsium ‘Mount Etna’Cirsium ‘Mount Etna’

Cirsium ‘Mount Etna

We first saw this beautiful pink thistle in a fabulous combination at Dove Cottage Nursery. It was planted with deep pink spikes of Veronicastrum ’Erika’ and the whorled pink flowers of Monarda ‘Beauty of Cobham’. We have recently planted it in our Walled garden where it is starting to establish well and look forward to enjoying a large statuesque flowering clump this Summer. Later flowering than the better known claret thistle Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’. This cirsium flowers from mid to late Summer and is wonderful combined as suggested above, or with phlox paniculata cultivars and persicaria amplexicaulis. Height 1m. Sunny position.