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Blessed Thistle - Plant

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Description

In the first year, a showy rosette of deeply lobed, obovate, spiny green leaves (to 20 long) with distinctive white marbling appea Leaves and stems exude a milky sap when cut, hence the common name of milk thistle.

Silybum marianum, commonly called blessed thistle or milk thistle, is a rosette-forming biennial that is native to the Mediterranean region (southern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa). It has naturalized in parts of Europe, North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand.

It is an invasive self-seeder in some locations (Class A noxious weed in the State of Washington).

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Silybum marianum, blessed milkthistle
Maximum Reachable Height 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Flower Colour purple
Bloom Time July to August
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • For growth as a biennial, sow seed directly in the garden from May to August (flowers will not appear until the second year).
  • For growth as an annual, sow seed indoors in March for planting outside at last spring frost date (flowers will appear in late summer followed by seed).
  • Flowering plants may spread by self-seeding unless flowers are promptly deadheaded after bloom.

    Blessed Thistle care

    The stem of the Blessed Thistle grows about 2 feet high, is reddish, slender, very much branched and scarcely able to keep upright under the weight of its leaves and flowerheads.
    The leaves are broad at the base, becoming long and narrow, clasping the dull green stem, the irregular teeth of the wavy margin ending in spines.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 12 to 15 .
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Blessed Thistle special feature

    No serious insect or disease problems.

    Blessed Thistle uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • An extract (silymarin) from the seeds of this plant has been used for many years in the treatment of a variety of medical problems including liver disorders, gall bladder disorders, high cholesterol and mushroom poisoning
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