Cirsium occidentale
"Cobweb Thistle"

Cirsium occidentale "Cobweb Thistle" Cirsium occidentale "Cobweb Thistle"

“How wondrous!” you might say the first time you come upon this amazing (non weedy!) California native thistle. Bright cherry 1-2” bloom heads pop out from possibly the most striking flower buds ever – ghostly white cobwebby things held on long stems well above wooly & wavy silver-white leaves. Grows naturally on hot, dry slopes so provide well-drained soil or grow in a container. Great color & texture to mix with native grasses such as Festuca californica or native annuals like Layia platyglossa. Prefers non-fertile soil. Attracts butterflies. Easy! Deer resistant. To 3’ x 2’. Deciduous in colder zones. 


Due to Agricultural Restrictions we cannot ship this plant to Arkansas.


Low-Avg. Water

Short Lived Perennial
USDA Zones 7-10