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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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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.   Gloriosa Daisy - Produces loads of super colorful yellow to orange flowers with maroon red centers in various blends. Superb for large containers or beds, dry conditions or poor soil and it will perennialize in warmer climates. Attracts bees and butterflies and is a wonderful cut-flower.   Autumn Beauty Sunflower - A beautiful addition to your garden. It's mix of vibrant reds and yellow flowers are easy to grow. Produces a flower stem at every node making it perfect for plentiful cut flowers. Birds will flock to the flowers when the seeds are ripe providing a natural bird feeder. Very sturdy in poor soil. Plant edible peas or sweet peas at the base of your sunflowers. The stalks and branches will serve as a place for the vines to cling to and create an attractive garden feature.
Superflora Sunflower   Gloriosa Daisy   Autumn Beauty Sunflower
(Helianthus annum)   (Rudbeckia hirta)   (Helianthus annum)

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