Cardoon Plant - Cynara cardunculus
Cardoon - Cynara cardunculus
Approximate height: 2m
Approximate spread: 1.2m
Flowering time: Mid to late
Site and soil type: Prefers well drained soil in full sun with some shelter from wind.
Uses: Culinary and medicinal
Care: In very cold winters cover the crown with straw.
Plant size: Grown in a 2 litre pot and ready to plant in your garden. (For pot size guide, click here)
Very impressive architectural plant with large purple thistle type flowers that are very popular with pollinating insects.
A perfect plant for the back of a large border but give it plenty of room.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
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