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Silybum marianum (Blessed Mary's Thistle)

Sid

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

I grew this plant from 10-year-old seed this spring. It's a big too crowded in here and has taken a beating from the slugs, but as plants go, this one certainly has a wow factor....



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my favorite thistle by farrrr...love all the pattern on the leaves. the name makes me smile too. i love to miss pronounce it..lol

26 Jul, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

He he he...I willingly mispronounce it at every opportunity Sandra! LOL

26 Jul, 2009

 

some of my customers have great names for plants. lots of them love the 'hemeroid' lilys.

26 Jul, 2009

 

LOL Sandra..ouch !

26 Jul, 2009

 

Very nice ... is it one of the giant thistles?

26 Jul, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Yes, it is a thistle Dawn. It will get to about 2 or 3 ft across, but does not get very tall - about 2ft at most I would say. There will be seed next year if anyone is interested.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Sounds perfect Sid. I would be interested in some seed next year Sid, thanks.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Yes please Sid...that would be great thanks.

27 Jul, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Will try to remember lol

27 Jul, 2009

 

When will the seeds be ready Sid? I will make a note in my diary to remind you - that's how keen I am to have some and then I can remind Ray/Jane too, lol.

27 Jul, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

He he Good idea Dawn! They should be ready about August next year, as this is a biennial.

27 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks Dawn...at least one of us has to be organised !

27 Jul, 2009

 

Watch this space .....
Thanks Sid. x

27 Jul, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

I was just looking at this plant today and although I thought it was a biennial, it does seem to be forming a flower stalk! So hopefully, there'll be seed this year! :-)

3 Aug, 2009

 

That is lovely!
Could I please have some seed (if there're enough) so I can add it to my thistle collection? I live in Scotland, we get them whether we want them or not, luckily I like them!

13 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Yes of course you can Madperth! There is a beautiful purple-blue flower on it right now, so there will be seed this year for sure, so no need to wait long!

14 Aug, 2009

 

Pic please? Thank you so much Sid!

14 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

No probs - will see what I can do about a pic over the weekend :-)

14 Aug, 2009

 

Ta muchly!

14 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Haven't forgotten - just strapped for time!

21 Aug, 2009

 

No worries Sid, arent we all these days!

21 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Ah, alas! lol

21 Aug, 2009

 

I just realised, apart from the silly bum bit(!) It has my name on it! I was named Marie-Anne by my dad! Its now Marie, as in maree!

21 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Well, Silly-Bum-Marie-Anne, there you go! Perfect! lol

21 Aug, 2009

 

LMAO!!!

21 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

SEEDS NOW READY FOLKS, IF ANYONE WANTS THEM!!

1 Oct, 2009

 

Message recieved, LOL!!

1 Oct, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Sorry, was I shouting?! lol

3 Oct, 2009

 

I heard you all the way up here in Perth! Lol!

8 Oct, 2009

 

I got my seeds thanks! :~))

13 Oct, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

:-)

14 Oct, 2009

 

this is really lovely sid, came to look after seeing dawns baby ones, lovely markings on leaves :o))

26 Nov, 2009



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