Cicerbita alpina
Alpine Blue Sow Thistle


Height:  120 - 130 cm

Flower colour: purple

Flowering time: June - July

Sunlight: sun - shade

Soil:  well drained, fairly moist

pH: acid - neutral

Harðgerði: hardiness

Plant range: mountains in Europe


Tall perennial that usually doesn't need support. 
Tolerates shades,
but is more compact in
sun - partial shade. 

Photos and experiences of growing this plant in Iceland are welcomed  in the comments below.    I     © 2015-2019  Garðaflóra.

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