Native Region: Argentina
Zone Range: 06-09
Preferred Climate: Dry Temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 13 September, 2016
Seed count: 60-75
Rosette-forming evergreen perennial with sharply toothed, sword-shaped leaves. Produces cylindrical umbels of greenish-white flowers with spiny bracts in late summer. Height 3-5 feet; spread 2 feet.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seeds in autumn into pots using standard loam-based seed compost mixed with coarse horticultural sand. Mix to a ratio of 1 part compost to 1 part sand. Cover with coarse horticultural sand and place in a cold frame. Germination takes 2 to 3 months, but can be erratic. Grow in moist, well-drained fertile soil in full sun.