Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) Plant


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Silybum marianum has other common names include cardus marianus, milk thistle, blessed milkthistle, Marian thistle, Mary thistle, Saint Mary’s thistle, Mediterranean milk thistle, variegated thistle and Scotch thistle. This species is an annual or biennial plant of the Asteraceae family. Originally a native of Southern Europe through to Asia, it is now found throughout the world.

Growing Zones:3 – 9
Native Range:Southern Europe through to Asia
Mature Height:4 – 5 feet
Mature Width:2 – 3 feet
Spacing:2 – 3 feet
Sunlight:Full Sun
Soil Type:Average
Growth Rate:Moderate
Leaf Description:Shiny, spines, green/white
Bloom Time:Summer
Bloom Description:Purple
Harvest Time:Late Fall
Drought Tolerance:Poor
Special Properties:Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant, specific bugs/pests


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