Large silver plant leaves topped with spiky, violet thistle-like flower heads. Fresh or dried, they provide a bold textural element to bouquets.
50 seeds per packet
190 in stock
|Climate:||Will toletrate frost and live for many years.|
|Sowing guide:||Direct sow not recommended. Sow in trays in mid to late summer and plant out in early autumn|
|Germination guide:||7-10 days @ 21-26 C. Cover seed with a thin layer of vermiculite. Following germination, move tray to receive temperatures of 15-20 C during the day and 10-15 C at night. After 4 to 6 weeks, transplant into garden. Protect new transplants from frost.|
|Final height:||100 - 150cm|
Provide plant support when growing in windy areas. Not ideal for a small growing space as they need some room to spread.
Harvest when the violet thistles are halfway open, or when the "neck" below the bud is robust enough. Expected vase life is 10 days or more.