Cirsium chlorolepsis W/O-9309
15 seeds per packet. The seeds we offer have been harvested from plants grown by us from seed collected in Yunnan, China. A beautiful, perennial species unknown in cultivation, native to the grasslands on mountain slopes in China. It produces dissected, spikey leaves with white veining and extremely cobwebby stems with nodding flower heads, which are very variable in colour from pink, purple to reddish-brown (seeds have been collected from all these colours and are mixed). Fantastic plant for bees and other insects. Flowering July to August. Height 1 metre. Sun in moisture retentive soil. Warm germinator.
We previously sold plants that had not flowered as Cirsium aff. botryodes / eriophoroides W/O-9309 before we could identify it correctly.