Phoenix AZ Zone 10b
What are the pros? Easy to grow
What are the cons? Prickly, be careful
I was excited to see the tiger-patterned green and white leaves spreading out after germination. Now, they have turned into small bushes 2-3' high, and the purple flowers are gorgeous, extending from thin and long stems topped by spiky balls.
I have yet to make a tonic with the seeds, but I will look up the method and try it. The seeds are attached to puffs like a dandelion, so I am assuming these will reseed well. Of course, the leaves are prickly, so don't touch!
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