Blessed Thistle – seed packet – $2.99

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Blessed Thistle – seed packet

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(Cnicus benedictus [Apparently has been reclassified as Centaurea benedicta, but we prefer the eccentric “Cnicus”, so we’re sticking with that]) – Annual in the Cynareae (Thistle) Tribe of the Composite (Aster) Family.  Thistle-shaped, fuzzy leaves make a beautiful rosette. Yellow-flowering, on multiple stalks, to two-feet high.  Known medicinally as a galactagogue (promotes breast milk for a nursing mother).

Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: Easy-to-grow. It’s a thistle, after all!  Sow seeds in Spring.  Not particular about soil type.  Our 2011 crop, which produced these seeds, was planted in poorly-draining clay.  Thin to two feet apart.  Drought-tolerant once established.

Contains at least 100 seeds. Packed for 2016.