Today's bloom is Milk Thistle 'Adriana' (Silybum marianum)

Bloom of the Day for September 14th, 2010:

Type of plant: Biennials

Bloom color: White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 6a to Zone 9b

Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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Kell wrote:
Hi Mike. I love this shot! Esp. the echo of another thistle in the far background.

growin wrote:
Like soldiers standing at attention. I like the leaves with the variegation on them. I saw a large plant like this in Peru but I'm not sure if was the same plant.

Kell wrote:
When were you in Peru? I bet that was picture taking frenzy! You always take such great photos!

growin wrote:
I didn't take a camera. 2002. Great trip, highly recommend Peru. Amazing plants & Machu Picchu was breathtaking.

Kell wrote:
Oh how times have changed! I think it was 2002 when I started taking pictures.