Blessed Thistle, organic seeds

Eco

Information

Cnicus benedictus, is an annual member of the Composite family and it has been honoured for centuries as a panacea for increased well-being. Leaves, flowers and roots are used. The blessed thistle grows up to become a grand plant of 60-70 cm, many branches with red stalks in contrast to the lime-green deep cut leaves with soft thorns. The flower which blooms from July to September is bristly reddish with lemon-yellow centre. Sow directly outdoors in May or pre-cultivate and set out when the risk of frost is over! Keep at least 50 cm between the plants! About 30 seeds/g, one portion yields at least 20 seedlings. A portion contains about 30 seeds.


 

Product number:K345
Scientific name:Cnicus benedictus
Botanic family:The Sunflower Family - Asteraceae
Organic:Yes
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: March–April/Direct sow: May–June
Sowing depth:2 cm
Germination time:1–2 månad
Plant spacing:50 cm
Row spacing:50–70 cm
Height:60–70 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:June–July
Seeds/g:30 seeds
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow directly outdoors in May or pre-cultivate and set out when the risk of frost is over!

Spacing

Keep at least 50 cm between the plants!

Harvest

The flowers, leaves and roots can be harvested for use. 

Seed

About 30 seeds/g.
A portion contains about 30 seeds.