Silybum marianum
BLESSED MARY'S THISTLE, VARIEGATED THISTLE
Asteraceae

 
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Plant type: herbaceous biennial

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
1.5m
Plant habit
 
0.9m

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Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in purple or crimson

Flowering Time: early summer to late autumn

Leaves: veined white

Bark & Stems: spiny leaves
 
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Silybum marianum
BLESSED MARY'S THISTLE, VARIEGATED THISTLE
Asteraceae

 

  Plant type: herbaceous biennial

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
1.5m
Plant habit
 
0.9m

FEATURES

Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in purple or crimson

Flowering Time: early summer to late autumn

Leaves: veined white

Bark & Stems: spiny leaves


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, dry style & cottage designs

Uses: barrier, border

Growth rate: fast

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: yes






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