Blessed Milk thistle is part of the Silybum genus. Its scientific name is Silybum marianum.
A tea made from this plants leaves will relieve asthma and allergy conditions!
Blooms appear in these approximate colours: White and Pale plum.
Blessed Milk thistle grows as an annual/perennial and is a flowering edible herb. Being an annual / perennial plant, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years.
Normally grows with a forb habit.
Blessed Milk thistle needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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A partial sun / dappled sun position will ensure your plant thrives. Use Zone 5 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Blessed Milk thistle is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.
See our list of companion Plants for Blessed Milk thistle to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Takes about three weeks to germinate.
Let the flowers dry in a sunny place for 5 to 7 days or in a brown paper bag in a dry, warm place. After dried, place in a burlap sack and chop at the flower heads to remove seeds. Separate the seeds in the open air, or by using a fan.2
These estimates for how long Blessed Milk thistle takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 12 days | Min 6 days | Max 111 days (7)
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White milk thistle, Lady's Thistle, Holy thistle, Our Lady's Milk Thistle
Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.