Cardoon Artichoke Thistle

Cynara cardunculus 'Cardoon'

SKU
05944
Intriguing bold, jagged silver-green foliage grows on an upright, vase-shaped plant. Excellent in mixed plantings for adding texture and contrast, or as an individual specimen. Round, purple, thistle-like flowers can be cut and dried for arrangements. Unopened flower heads can be eaten like artichokes. Herbaceous perennial.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeBlooms late spring to summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorSilver-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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