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Imposing, architectural, edible (in parts), decorative dried and a valuable wildlife plant.
Scolymus Group are the vegetable Globe Artichoke.
Genus of about 8 species of clump-forming perennials from well-drained, sunny slopes and grassland in the Mediterranean region, northwestern Africa and the Canary Islands.
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 perennials. Imposing plants with silvery leaves and tall, spherical flowerheads.
Full sun - shelter from strong winds
Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - bees. For best foliage effect remove flowering stems as they appear.
Medicinal properties - widely used in gastronomy.
Pests & Diseases - slugs, aphids, grey mould.
Place of origin - Mediterranean, northwestern Africa, Canary Islands.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Wildlife - Bee friendly
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