Scottish Thistle Seed

Onopordum acanthium

£3.50 inc. VAT

Scottish Thistle, the emblem of Scotland! Leaves looking as though they’re covered in cotton wool. Purple thistle flowers in summer and early autumn. As with all thistles, great for insects.

Seed from Shropshire

Earn up to 4 Points.

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Description

Onopordum acanthium

The Scottish Thistle is a fantastic, architectural biennial for the back of borders or as a security barrier! Not quite a native, but naturalised from Europe. In the first year seeds produce very grey, hairy rosettes of leaves which grow in the second year to over 2m tall. Both leaves and branched stems are white, hairy and fiercesomely spikey. Flowers mid to late summer, purple thistle heads sometimes over 5cm  diameter. Sow in autumn or spring in normal well drained soil, in sun or part shade. Lightly rake in.

 

 


			

Additional information

Weight 2.00 g
Genus

Onopordon

Size

small packet (2gms approx 140seed)

Family

Compositae

Flowering Month

June, July

Colour

purple

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

biennial

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

sun