Milk thistle grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Silybum also known as Silybum marianum, Milk thistle annual or biennial plant also used as ornamentalmedical plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, temperate or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-11.
Leaves edible in the color green sometimes with white lines in the edge of the leaf there is spines.
Milk thistle flower
Flower head edible and there is spines, the color of the flower purple and rarely white and even pink.
Root edible in the color white with brownish peel,
Milk thistle for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Milk thistle growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seedling / Seed Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No Difficulties or problems when growing: Invasive Spring in cold climate / Autumn in warm climate Planting season: Powdery mildew Pests and diseases: Pruning season: All season How to prune: No need Size of the plant? 0.5-1.8 m Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing Small amount of water / Average amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Spring in warm climate/ Summer in colder areas Bloom season: General information about the flower Purple and rarely white and even pink in the base of the flower there is spines Pollination is done by: Bees, butterfly + Uses of Milk thistle flower Cooked : Edible leaves Leaves harvesting season Spring / Summer / Autumn to winter in hardiness zone 10-11 In the base of the leaf How to harvest the leaves? Information about leaves: Green leaves sometimes with white lines in the edge of the leaf there is spines. Uses of Milk thistle leaves: Cooked, salad Edible roots White root with brownish peel, Information about Milk thistle root: When to pull up Milk thistle root: Summer Uses of Milk thistle root Cooked : Scientific name:
Blooming Seasons Spring flowers Summer flowers Edible Parts Edible Bud Edible leaves Edible Roots Culinary uses Flower colors Pink flower Purple flower White flower Climate Desert Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate Harvest Season Autumn Harvest Spring Harvest Summer Harvest Winter harvest Leaf color Ornamental parts Ornamental flower Ornamental leaves Ornamental plant Plant growing speed Average growing plants Fast growing plants Plant life-form Annual plant Biennial plant Herbaceous Plant Uses Colored leaves Edible plants Ornamental plants Planting Season Autumn Planting Spring Planting Plants sun exposure Watering plants Regularly water Small amounts of water Hardiness zone Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 6 Hardiness zone 7 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9