CYNARA scolymus

Commonly known as Globe artichoke

Handsome grey foliage with large blue thistle-like flowers
Further Reading....
  • Blue
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • 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 to 80cm (32in) long with pointed segments, grey-hairy above, densely white-woolly beneath. Flower heads 8-15cm (3-6in) across.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds.

CYNARA scolymus

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Flower heads, in bud, are eaten as a vegetable. Wildlife plant - insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, aphids, grey mould.
    Place of origin
    Origin unknown. A horticulturally distinct variant of C. cardunculus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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2m (6½ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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