Cynara cardunculus – “Cardoon”

Botanical name: Cynara cardunculus
Common name: “Cardoon”

Characteristics:

Size: 4-5′ x 3-4′
Light: Full sun/pt shade
Bloom: Jun-Jul

Description:

Rich, violet, thistle-like flowers on tall stalks. Traditionally cultivated for their edible leaf stalks, Cardoons are increasingly being grown for their highly ornamental, large, silvery foliage.

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