The large silver leaves and tall purple thistle like flowers bring texture and drama to the garden. This variety is gardener friendly with no nasty spines on the leaves. Flowers are honey scented and are much loved by bees and the leaves are edible when cooked and taste much like artichoke. Plants are perennial in most areas but may not survive heavy frosts in cooler regions.
Type : Tender Perennial
Position : Sun-Partial Shade
Height : 90-120cm
Quantity per packet : 25
Sowing method : Transplant is recommended, sow 8-10 weeks before planting outside.
When to plant : Spring, Summer or Autumn
Spacing : 100cm
Depth : Surface sow, press lightly into soil. Light is needed for germination.
Germination : 10-15 days
Days to maturity : 100
Flowers : Mid Summer - Autumn
Vase life : 14 days fresh and are excellent dried.