Thistles belong to a broad genus from the Northern Hemisphere and most species have a more or less weeds habit. However the species listed here are easily controlled, not-invasive in cool temperate climates in Central Europe and have beautiful terminal lilac flower heads. Please note that in warmer climates some species may readily self-seed and should be grown in a a spot where they can be easily controlled. All can be successfully cultivated in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot.
Sow flat in any rich, well drained soil. Keep pots in a sunny, protected spot outside. Transplant as soon as seedlings are strong enough.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package, unless not noted differently.