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Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon)

A statuesque plant that’s excellent for adding structure and height to a border.
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

1 x 9cm pot (511163-1)

3 x 9cm pots (511163-3)

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Back)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - September
Height
1.8m (6ft)
Group/Species
cardunculus
Common name
Cardoon
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
1.5m (5ft)
Cultivation
Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting

Description

A statuesque plant that’s excellent for adding structure and height to a border. It has striking foliage and honey-scented, thistle-like flowers that bees adore.

Cut them and use them fresh or dried in your arrangements.

Care Tips

The seed heads can need some staking or metal supports to avoid damage in strong winds.