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Strictly Medicinal Organic Milk Thistle

Strictly Medicinal Organic Milk Thistle

Naturalizes Easily

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
USDA Certified OrganicCertified by Oregon Tilth
$3.99
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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

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 5.0"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

Features

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

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Growth Habit : Low Growing
Life Cycle : Hardy Annual
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Medicinal Plant
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Soil pH : 7.1 - 7.5
Soil pH : 7.6 - 8.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Useful Plant Part : Seed
Organic Certifier: Oregon Tilth

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.

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