SILYBUM marianum var. albiflorum

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SILYBUM marianum var. albiflorum

St. Maria's Thistle, Blessed Thistle, Holy Thistle

Select Item No. SA500


One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Mediterranian: waste lands, rocky places, roadsides.
Special Features: Pure white flower with strong thorns. Annual or biannual. Annual with early sowing. Moderate self-sowing at suitable locations. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators.
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z9
Foliage: white marbled
Growth Habit: erect / sturdy
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 80 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / average
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / decorative fruit / medicinal plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 28.57143 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
50 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

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