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  • Produces pretty red/purple flowers
  • Prized for medicinal purposes
  • NOTE: Milk Thistle cannot be shipped to Washington State

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Season:Spring
Plant Spacing:24-36 inches
Planting Depth:1/4 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Water Needs:Low
Cold Stratification:No
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Upright plant with waxy-lobed, thorny leaves
Features:Medicinal, Culinary, Outdoor

About Milk Thistle Seeds

Silybum marianum

Buy Milk Thistle Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

Grow Heirloom Herbs - Plant Milk Thistle Seeds

Familiar to gardeners and laymen across the globe, Milk Thistle was once native to southern Europe, but is now widely distributed around the world. The good news is that it grows anywhere, the bad news is that some consider it nothing more than a weed. Known by many names, including Saint Mary's Thistle and Scotch Thistle, it produces a lovely purple bloom in the spring and summer and is commonly used in teas and medicinal remedies.

This item may be considered invasive in specific areas of the USA. Please check with your local agricultural office for more information.

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Season:Spring
Plant Spacing:24-36 inches
Planting Depth:1/4 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Water Needs:Low
Cold Stratification:No
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Upright plant with waxy-lobed, thorny leaves
Features:Medicinal, Culinary, Outdoor

About Milk Thistle Seeds

Silybum marianum

Buy Milk Thistle Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

Grow Heirloom Herbs - Plant Milk Thistle Seeds

Familiar to gardeners and laymen across the globe, Milk Thistle was once native to southern Europe, but is now widely distributed around the world. The good news is that it grows anywhere, the bad news is that some consider it nothing more than a weed. Known by many names, including Saint Mary's Thistle and Scotch Thistle, it produces a lovely purple bloom in the spring and summer and is commonly used in teas and medicinal remedies.

This item may be considered invasive in specific areas of the USA. Please check with your local agricultural office for more information.

How to Grow Milk Thistle

When to Plant Milk Thistle Seeds

Milk Thistle plants are grown as annuals when started early indoors. Seed sown directly outdoors produce biennial plants in most climates, and will flower their second season.

Where to Plant Milk Thistle Seeds

Milk Thistle performs best in full sun, with fertile soil and moderate water. Having said that, it can tolerate drought, any soil, and partial shade.

How to Plant Milk Thistle Seeds

Direct sow Milk Thistle seeds 1/2" deep into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost. Plant in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 30-36" apart. Germination should be seen in 10-20 days. Thin to the strongest plant. Milk Thistle seeds can be started earlier indoors and transplanted.

How to Harvest Milk Thistle

When the plants are young, the leaves can be used in salads or other dishes once the spines are removed. Milk Thistle flowers attract bees and butterflies. To limit self-sowing, remove flowers after they bloom.

Download Printable Planting Guide

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