Pasture Thistle

Cirsium discolor
Full to part sun
Medium to dry soil
6 feet tall
Blooms August to October
Bloom color purple

Pot Size: 3.5" W x 3.5" L x 5" D

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Our Experience

We are excited to add a thistle in our habitat this year because when we go butterfly counting out in the wild we will see dozens of butterflies on both native and non-native thistles. Yes, thistles are prickly and ‘weedy’ but considering how they are an awesome pollinator plant we don’t mind and we hope you’ll not mind, too!

Fun fact: Artichokes are a type of thistle!

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