Increasingly popular medicinal herb.Large plant with shiny, spined leaves mottled with white. Outstanding, solitary, 2" purple flowers. All parts are edible. Medicinal: The active component, silymarin, is found in the seeds and is known for its liver rebuilding properties. NOTE: Cannot ship to WA, OR, or TX. USDA Certified Organic. Avg. 1,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days.
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow seeds in early spring or late fall, about 4 seeds per foot. Seed requires light to germinate, so cover very lightly with soil. The final spacing for the plants should be 24-36" in rows 3′ apart as they grow quickly to a large size. Milk thistle is prickly, so it is recommended to wear gloves when thinning or hand-weeding.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Milk thistle is very adaptable to growing conditions, provided the soil is well-drained.
PLANT HEIGHT: 40-54".
PLANT SPACING: 24-36".
HARDINESS ZONES: Biennial.
HARVEST: Young plants can be picked for salads or steaming, but the spines need to be removed. The seeds are harvested in the fall from the drying flower heads on the plant.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Silybum marianum
Shipping is an additional 15-29 business days depending on location. Shipping time will be provided at checkout.
If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
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