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Carlina acaulis subsp. simplex bronze form
Bronze Friendly-thistle
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Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Rosette
1.114.500
Also called Alpine Thistle. This is not a thistle to be afraid of, but a well-behaved rock garden perennial. It forms a low rosette of bronzy-green, prickly thistle leaves, with huge heads of silvery-white flowers with a rusty-brown centre, nestling just above the leaves. Performs well in hot, sunny sites, even with poor soil. Combines beautifully with other Xeriscape plants, such as Blue Fescue, Yucca, creeping Sedums, Artemisia or Lavender. Unique in alpine troughs and other containers. A friendly thistle!

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  White

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Bronze

Plant Characteristics
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size
  Large

Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches


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