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CYNARA cardunculus

Commonly known as Cardoon



Silvery leaved perennial with purple thistle heads and medicinal properties
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individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

CYNARA cardunculus is also available as part of our 'The Butterfly Border' offer.
23 plants for £270.50 - saving you £70.50

  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump forming thistle-like perennial. Leaves, usually spiny, to 50cm (20in) long. Flower heads, 4-8cm (1½-3in) across are produced on grey-woolly stems
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from strong winds.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - blanched leaf stalks and midribs are edible. Also used for vegetable rennet and biodiesel from the pressed seeds. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
  • Medicinal properties
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, aphids, grey mould.
  • Place of origin - Mediterranean, Morocco
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
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1.5m (5ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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