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CYNARA scolymus

Commonly known as Globe artichoke

Handsome grey foliage with large blue thistle-like flowers
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individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

  • 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.
  • 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 - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
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2m (6½ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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