Strictly Medicinal Organic Milk Thistle

Naturalizes Easily

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7072

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Milk Thistile Silybum marianum

Annual or overwintering annual, native to the Mediterranean and widely naturalized. Giant, shiny-leaved plant with distinct white variegations, producing bright purple flowers that give way to hefty brown-black seeds.

Certified organic, 50 seeds per packet

Photo by H. Zell

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Plant Spreads
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Medicinal Plant Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Hardy Annual Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 55-70°F
Days to Maturity 120+ Days Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Seed Growth Habit Low Growing
Starting Location Direct Sow Soil pH 6.6 - 8.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Medicinal Plant
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Hardy Annual
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 55-70°F
Days to Maturity 120+ Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Seed
Growth Habit Low Growing
Starting Location Direct Sow
Soil pH 6.6 - 8.0

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Prefers full sun and regular garden soil or poor soil. Requires consistent moisture.

Planting & Growing: Sow seeds about 1/2" deep. Germination in 1 to 3 weeks. Thin plants to 3 ft apart.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest seed heads when purple flowers dry to white fluff. Wear gloves, cut off the partially dried capitulae and drop in a bucket, further dry in the sun for a few days, then wail with a stick until the seedhead is well broken apart, and screen and wind winnow until you get pure seed.

What You May Need

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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