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Carlina (Carline Thistle)

Carline Thistle, stemless perennial with most ornamental, large basal golden-silver flowers framed by a rosette of spiky, flat leaves. Growing wild in mountain pasture and dry, stony grassland in Central Europe (Swiss Alps) at up to 2800m.
Sow flat in any well drained, rocky soil in full sun in pots outside. Keep pots in a sheltered spot during winter. Carefully transplant in autumn as soon as plants are strong enough. Add some grit or other draining material on the soil so that the leaf rosette always stays dry.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package, unless not stated differently.
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Carlina acaulis (Stemless Silver Thistle)

Carlina acaulis (Stemless Silver Thistle)

10 (20)cm, Stemless Silver Thistle is an alpine perennial with spiny leaves in a dense flat rosette and a single large, golden-silver flower in the center. For any rich, very well drained, stony soil in a sunny site. Best in the rock garden. Very long flower period. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2575 € 4,99
Carlina acaulis ssp. simplex (Stem Silver Thistle)

Carlina acaulis ssp. simplex (Stem Silver Thistle)


20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package6982 € 4,99
Carlina gummifera (syn. Atractylis gummifera)

Carlina gummifera (syn. Atractylis gummifera)

10 (15)cm, is a showy dwarf species with basal, rich purple flowers inside a spiny rosette of deeply dissected, greyish leaves. It is native of rocky, sun-exposed sites in dry shrub formations and pine forests in the Mediterranean. For any rich, very well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 5°C. USDA Climate Zone 10. VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Sicily, Italy)8575 € 4,99
(ex Sicily, Italy)
Carlina pygmae (Purple Cyprus Carline Thistle) Exclusive

Carlina pygmae (Purple Cyprus Carline Thistle) Exclusive

10 (25)cm, Purple Cyprus Carline Thistle is a showy dwarf species with silvery-purple flowers on short to medium tall stalks. Native of rocky, sun-exposed sites in dry shrub formations and pine forests at lower elevations on Cyprus. For any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 5°C. USDA Climate Zone 10. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Perikklisia)6677 € 4,99
seed package (ex Perikklisia)
(ex Perikklisia)