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Cirsium

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
SIR-see-um
Description

Prefers cool temperatures; biennial growth as an annual; not as aggressive as most thistles; may reseed; good cut flower; does best with cool summers.

Wildlife Value:  Members of the genus Cirsium support the following specialized bees: Melissodes (Heliomelissodes) desponsusOsmia (Helicosmia) chalybea and Osmia (Helicosmia) texana.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#pollinators#wildlife plant#nectar plant#cut flowers#specialized bees
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#pollinators#wildlife plant#nectar plant#cut flowers#specialized bees
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cirsium
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees