Cynara cardunculus
Cardoon
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Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Summer
Height 78in/2m
Light preference Full sun
Soil preference Free-draining, fertile
Sowing time/depth Mid-winter-May,
The cardoon, also called the artichoke thistle, is a member of the sunflower family. It is native to the western and central Mediterranean region. A robust plant, growing up to 2.4m/8 feet tall, it produces large, purplish-pink, thistle-like flower heads above divided, grey-green foliage. The immature flowers, called globe artichokes, are eaten as a delicacy.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow mid-winter to May, individually in 9cm pots in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse. Plant out when all danger of frost is past in free-draining, fertile soil in full sun. If sown early enough, plants should flower in their first year.
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