Carduus nutans
NODDING THISTLE, MUSK THISTLE
Asteraceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen biennial

Hardiness zones: 3-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to dry between watering

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
1m
Plant habit
 
0.6m

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Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, contemporary, dry style & cottage designs

Uses: border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: nectar, butterfly attracting, bee attracting

 
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Carduus nutans
NODDING THISTLE, MUSK THISTLE
Asteraceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen biennial

Hardiness zones: 3-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to dry between watering

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
1m
Plant habit
 
0.6m

FEATURES

Flowers: purple

Flowering Time: mid spring to late summer

Leaves: grey-green

Bark & Stems: spines & spiny leaves


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, contemporary, dry style & cottage designs

Uses: border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: nectar, butterfly attracting, bee attracting



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: dry temperate, cool areas






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