Cynara carunculus (cardoon) is a stunning plant. With huge silver leaves in the growing season it is a good foliage plant. Large purple thistles appear on 2m. flower stems in late summer. Like most of the Asteraceae family bees and butterflies adore the flowers.
Plant Type: Cynara cardunculus.
Ultimate Height: 2 metres
Ultimate spread: 1 metres
Time to ultimate height: 2-3 years
Aspect: Well drained, sun.
Low maintenance: Easy.
Drought resistant: Yes.
Soil PH: Alkaline,neutral, Acid.
Season of interest: Spring/Summer.
Suggested planting locations and garden types:
How to care
Pruning: Cut back in Autumn.