The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

You can visit our Silybum marianum page or browse the pictures using the next and previous links.

Silybum marianum (Blessed Mary's Thistle)

Sid

By Sid


Silybum marianum (Blessed Mary's Thistle) (Silybum marianum (milk thistle))

This is a closeup of one of the large leaves showing the amazing variegation. Not a plant you will see very often, it can be invasive if allowed to set seed and is as thorny as hell. But what a beauty.....



Comments on this photo

 

Stunning plant...not familiar with...is it native Sid?

26 Jul, 2009

 

looks like a baby croc,not that ive ever seen one.amazing plant!

26 Jul, 2009

 

I thouht it looked like reptile skin too. Fascinating.

26 Jul, 2009

 

Never come across one of these ,looks interesting...

26 Jul, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Bonkers - no it's not native - from the Americas I think, but not sure. It's very invasive if allowed to drop its seeds - which I wont be!! There will be seed next year, if anyone's interested.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Yes please Sid...thanks ! Just finished collecting white Clementine seed from aquilegias...think your name down for some ?

27 Jul, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Ooo - yes, it sure is! ;-D

27 Jul, 2009

 

Hope they come true Sid,,,but will be fun waiting to see.If you pm your address (think we already have it "safe " somewhere...that memory again ! )..will send on this week !

27 Jul, 2009

 

My Dad says the straight green variety is a curse....lol, as it spreads like wildfire in his cow pasture, but I have to admit, I just love this variegated one, and have secretly grown it in my garden without telling my Dad...sshhh , it will be our little secret, okay ? !...;-)

18 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Yes, I understand this is very invasive if allowed to drop it's seeds. The seed I grew this one from was 10 years old, which just goes to show how long it could stay in the ground, plus it's very, very spiney, so you wouldn't want to have to pull it out either! It is beautiful tho......very special looking! I won't tell your dad if you don't tell my dad about the stinging nettles I've been cultivating for the butterflys!!

18 Aug, 2009

 

LOL...., you've got a deal...;-)

18 Aug, 2009



Comment on this photo


   Photo 6 of 8

  • previous slideshow photo
  • next slideshow photo

What else?

See who else is growing Silybum marianum (milk thistle).

See who else has plants in genus Silybum.

This photo is of "Silybum marianum" in Sid's garden

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    13 Jul, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Apr, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    18 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 Jul, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 May, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Jun, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    12 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Mar, 2008

  • amy
    Amy

    Gardening with friends since
    17 Apr, 2008