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LeConte's Thistle

Cirsium lecontei

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cirsium (SIR-see-um) (Info)
Species: lecontei (le-KON-tee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

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Foliage Color:

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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 25, 2005, xyris from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

A relatively small and delicate thistle, restricted to wetland pine savannas and seepage slopes in the outer Coastal Plain from North Carolina south to the Florida Panhandle and west to southeast Louisiana. The involucres are not as sharply spiny as most thistles.

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