Galactites tomentosa
PURPLE MILK THISTLE, BOAR THISTLE
Asteraceae

 
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Plant type: herbaceous biennial or annual

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, sand, acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
0.75m
Plant habit
 
0.4m

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Flowers: mauve, pink or white

Flowering Time: late spring to mid summer

Leaves: mid green; midrib silver-grey

Bark & Stems: spiny leaves

Edibility: edible leaves
 
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Galactites tomentosa
PURPLE MILK THISTLE, BOAR THISTLE
Asteraceae

 

  Plant type: herbaceous biennial or annual

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, sand, acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
0.75m
Plant habit
 
0.4m

FEATURES

Flowers: mauve, pink or white

Flowering Time: late spring to mid summer

Leaves: mid green; midrib silver-grey

Bark & Stems: spiny leaves

Edibility: edible leaves


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, coastal & cottage designs

Uses: mass planting, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: bee attracting



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: dry temperate, cool areas






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