Perennial Sow Thistle | Sonchus arvensis

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Introducing the Perennial Sow Thistle (Sonchus arvensis) – a tough, sunburst of wild beauty for your garden! Standing tall at 30-150 cm with bright yellow flowers, this resilient perennial is a pollinator’s paradise, attracting bees and butterflies. Adaptable to various habitats, it’s a low-maintenance companion, making it perfect for any garden, whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out. Watch it thrive with minimal care, bringing a splash of wild charm to your outdoor haven. Embrace the natural beauty of Perennial Sow Thistle – shop now and let your garden bloom with the vibrant spirit of this sunlit wonder!


Botanical Information: Perennial Sow Thistle

Meet the robust Perennial Sow Thistle (Sonchus arvensis)! Imagine a plant reaching heights of 30-150 cm, with bright yellow flowers resembling a burst of sunshine. Its leaves, deeply lobed and prickly, add a touch of wild beauty to this perennial.


Perennial Sow Thistle is a hardy plant that’s not picky about where it grows. You can find it in fields, meadows, and even along roadsides. This thistle is like a determined explorer, adapting to various habitats with ease.

Benefits to Wildlife

Now, let’s talk about its role in supporting wildlife. it’s a favourite of bees and butterflies, making it a pollinator magnet. By welcoming this thistle into your garden, you’re not just growing a plant; you’re creating a buzzing haven for these winged wonders.

Conservation Status in the UK

When it comes to conservation, Perennial Sow Thistle isn’t a cause for concern in the United Kingdom. Its ability to thrive in different environments contributes to its resilience. While it may not be the rarest species, recognizing its importance in supporting pollinators emphasizes its role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

Ease of Growing

Here’s the exciting part – this species is a survivor and incredibly easy to grow! Whether you’re a green thumb or just starting, this perennial is like a sturdy companion in your garden. Plant it, and it will thrive with minimal care. It’s the perfect choice for those who want a splash of wild beauty without the fuss.

Once Perennial Sow Thistle finds its spot in your garden, it’s like having a resilient friend that keeps coming back every year. Regular watering, a bit of sunlight, and your garden will be graced with the natural beauty of this elegant plant.

This delightful tall wildflower is a botanical delight that brings wild beauty to your garden. With its bright yellow flowers, adaptability, and role in supporting pollinators, this perennial is a fantastic addition to any outdoor space. Whether admired in the wild or cultivated in a garden, it invites us to appreciate the resilient beauty found in nature. Embrace the charm of this delightful plant, and let your garden thrive with the sunny presence of Perennial Sow Thistle.

More Information

Garden Organic


Species From the Same Habitats

Maiden Pink | Dianthus deltoides

Red Clover | Trifolium pratense

Sea Campion | Silene uniflora


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Flowering Months

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Soil moisture

Dry, Normal, Well draining


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