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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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Cosmo Mix - This fabulous flower is an easy to grow mix of pink and white with its petals curled into a tube.  Prefers poor soil conditions and shelter from strong winds.  Cosmos are great for cut flowers for their unique flowers and airy foliage.   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.   Calendula - Very easy to grow in even poor soil. Extremely versatile. Also considered a herb. The leaves and petals can be used in salad. This plant will also repel insects when planted in borders of your garden.Producing brilliant orange flowers that add colour to your garden and sa Plant as a border in your garden to help repel harmful insects and attract early pollenators. Self sows, making it a great soil stabilizer on sloped or disturbed areas.
Cosmo Mix   Datura   Calendula
(Cosmos bipinnatus)   (Datura inoxia)   (Calendula officinalis)

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