Cynara Cardunculus

Cynara cardunculus

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.

Common Name:  Cardoon
Family:  Asteraceae.
Description: Perennial.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Type:  Cynara cardunculus.
Habit: upright.
Fragrance: Slight.

Colour
Flower:  Purple.
Foliage:  Silver.
Fruit:
Stem:  Silver.

Size
Ultimate Height:   2 metres
Ultimate spread:  1  metres
Time to ultimate height:  2-3 years

Sunlight
Light: Full.
Aspect: Well drained, sun.

Plant Resilience
Hardiness: Full.
Low maintenance:
Easy.
Drought resistant: Yes.

Soil Type

Soil PH: Alkaline,neutral, Acid.
Moisture: Low.

Season of interest: Spring/Summer.

Suggested planting locations and garden types:

Borders.

Veg. Garden.

How to care
Pruning: Cut back in Autumn.
Pests:

 

 

 

Description
Cynara cardunculus-Available April onwards.
Order Cynara cardunculus-Available April onwards. organic plants 9cms. pots @ £3.50

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