(Cnicus benedictus [Apparently has been reclassified as Centaurea benedicta, but we prefer the eccentric “Cnicus”, so we’re sticking with that]) – Annual in the Cynareae (Thistle) Tribe of the Composite (Aster) Family. Thistle-shaped, fuzzy leaves make a beautiful rosette. Yellow-flowering, on multiple stalks, to two-feet high. Known medicinally as a galactagogue (promotes breast milk for a nursing mother).
Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: Easy-to-grow. It’s a thistle, after all! Sow seeds in Spring. Not particular about soil type. Our 2011 crop, which produced these seeds, was planted in poorly-draining clay. Thin to two feet apart. Drought-tolerant once established.
Contains 100 seeds.