150 (220)cm, Syrian Thistle (syn. Notobasis syriaca in the monotypic genus Notobasis) is a fast growing annual native in the Eastern Mediterranean region and has been naturalized in similar areas throughout the Mediterranean. Madeira and the Canary islands. It makes a basal rosette of deeply lobed and strongly spiny leaves and a tall branching flower stem with several rich purple flowers with nicely purplish shaded bracts. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun in a preferably protected spot. Excellent in the rock garden. Sow directly to the soil after the last freezig nights in late spring. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.