Cicerbita alpina
Cicerbita alpina
Cicerbita alpina
Cicerbita alpina
Cicerbita alpina
Cicerbita alpina
Cicerbita alpina
Cicerbita alpina

Cicerbita alpina

Alpine Blue Sow Thistle

Asteraceae

Height

120 - 130 cm

Flower colour

purple

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - shade

Soil

well drained, fairly moist

pH

acid - neutral

Hardiness

hardiness

Plant range

mountains in Europe

Cicerbita, is a genus of around 20 species in the aster family, Asteraceae. Many are woodland plants native to Europe and Asia.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed sown in March.

Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. After germination it should be kept at a lower temperature with plenty of light so the plants won't become lanky.

A tall perennial that usually doesn't need support. Tolerates shades, but is more compact and flowers more in sun or partial shade.

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