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GardenersDream Cynara cardunculus

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  • Characteristics: Upright herbaceous perennial with clump-forming, spiny, grey-green leaves and large, round thistle-like purple flowers from late Summer.
  • Growth & Spread: Ultimate height of 1 Ð 2m and spread of 1 Ð 1.5m.
  • Period of Interest: Summer and Autumn interest. Rounded, thistle-shaped purple flowers with a lovely honey-scent atop tall, upright stems appearing from late Summer and throughout the Autumn. Faded flowerheads provide Winter interest and are attractive to birds.
  • Water & Maintenance: Plant in fertile, well-drained soils. Keep in full sun in a sheltered position to protect from strong winds. Mulching is recommended during cold Winters. Drought tolerant once established.

A bushy plant with strong, upright stems which provide a structured shaped and add height to border displays. The Cynara cardunculus, also known as Cardoon or Globe Artichoke, is a tall herbaceous perennial with silver-green foliage consisting of spined leaves and tall, rigid stems which carry large, rounded buds similar to artichokes which open to thistle-like, honey-scented blooms. The flowers are a beautiful purple and last from late Summer and throughout the Autumn, with the faded flowers also providing some Winter interest.

Plant in fertile, well-drained soils and keep in full sun in a sheltered position. Protect from strong winds. Mulching is recommended during harsh Winters to protect from frosts. Tolerates poor soils and drought conditions.

Please Note: Images are for illustrative purposes only and designed to be a representation of the item(s) being sold.ÊHerbaceous plants die back below the soil in the Winter and may be supplied in their dormant state during this time. Fresh growth will be seen the following Spring.

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