Cirsium heterophyllum Melancholy Thistle
30 seeds per packet. A native of the grassland, open woodland and river valleys of northern Europe and western Russia, this clump forming perennial in the Asteraceae family produces spineless, lanceolate leaves with silvery undersides and, from June to August, violet-red flowers that bees find irresistible. Height 120 cm. Full sun to part shade in any garden soil. Warm germinator.