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Type: Annual
Seed #: 228
Common Name: Milk Thistle
Latin Name: Silybum marianum
Variety: Species
Colour: Purple
Temperature: 20C - 25C (68F - 77F) (Zone 3)
Blooms: July to September
Site: Full Sun
Height: 90cm - 120cm (35" - 47")
Spread: 30cm - 40cm (12" - 16")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is deer resistant. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower
Deer
Resistant
Drought
Tolerant



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Milk Thistle


Notes: Long grown for its medicinal properties as a liver restorative, we grow it for its large showy, glossy green leaves with pronounced milky white veining. Milk Thistle produces many striking purple flowers on tall stems. Grows well in poor, rocky and dry soils. Self sows and germination is erratic.Also an important habitat plant for Monarch butterflies.


Instructions: Direct sow. 1 cm deep.


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Velvet Queen Sunflower -  A beautiful addition to your garden. Birds will flock to the flowers when the seeds are ripe providing a natural bird feeder or collect the seed head for your self for next years planting. Very sturdy in poor soil but an avid producer in evenly moist soils.
  Datura - Vividly coloured, trumpet shaped flowers are followed by spiky ornamental seedpods, which are long lasting and suited for cut arrangements. Do not eat the seeds or any other part of this plant. May be poisonous. Not attractive to animals. Self sows.   Superflora Sunflower - Easy to  grow. A delight for children and good for the garden as it attracts beneficial wildlife. Produces a flower stem at every node making it perfect for plentiful cut flowers and producing high oil content birdseed. Very sturdy in poor soil.
Velvet Queen Sunflower   Datura   Superflora Sunflower
(Helianthus annum)   (Datura inoxia)   (Helianthus annum)

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