Milk Thistle – Silybum Marianum

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A stunning native foliage plant with flat rosettes of large, prickly leaves which are strikingly lined and marbled with broad white stripes.

  • Size: 5 gm

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Milk Thistle – SILYBUM MARIANUM

A stunning native foliage plant with flat rosettes of large, prickly leaves which are strikingly lined and marbled with broad white stripes.  Reaching 4 ft the plant produces large heads of attractive scented rose / purple coloured flowers loved by bees and butterflies alike.  Young leaves can be used in salads and the young flower heads like Artichokes.

Cultivation Advice Milk Thistle – SILYBUM MARIANUM

  • Best sown direct to growing location 5-10 mm deep Mar -Apr for flowering the same year or Jun ? Sep for flowering the following season.
  • Prefers poor to medium fertile, well drained soil in full sun.  Will not over- winter well in wet locations.
  • When large enough to handle thin to 60 cm between plants.
  • The variety will self-seed if left to fully mature.