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Carthamus Genus

Safflower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Carthamus genus (Safflower). There are about 14 species of annuals and perennials. The plants are of upright growth with very sharp spines, and the flowers are thistle-like - small and mostly have yellow florets surrounded by a ring of fiercely spiny bracts.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Origin

Mediterranean and W.Asia

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