Also known as
Canadian Thistle, Californian Thistle, Boar Thistle, Field Thistle, Perennial Thistle, Cally Thistle (Nz), Canada thistle
1 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Creeping Thistle Overview
These are spreading and creeping thistles that can reproduce by both seed and root, making it hard to get rid of once you have it. They have dark pink-purple flowers that bloom between July and September.
How to harvest Creeping Thistle
Not usually harvested
How to propagate Creeping Thistle
Sow onto moist compost or soil. Seeds germinate readily.
You can propagate by division in the spring.
Special features of Creeping Thistle
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Creeping Thistle
Found in grassy areas and on waste ground.
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