Cynara cardunculus

£4.99

Cynara cardunculus

Each

(Code P9516)

£4.99

Pack of 3

(Code P9517)

£9.98
This fantastic thistle like plant has edible flowers, similar to an Artichoke in flavour and is a terrific choice if you're looking for something a bit unusual for the border display, can also be used as an excellent cut flower. Boasts an Award of Garden Merit. Its spiky silver-grey foliage sets off vibrant purple flower heads up to 8cm in diameter. Native to western and Mediterranean regions, the leaf stalks are considered a delicacy in Spain, where they are served blanched or braised. With its eventual Height 1.5, and Spread 1.4m, this is better suited to the back of the border, given plenty of space for the roots to develop it will flower from June to September. For best results pick area in full sun sheltered from strong winds. First grade loose roots supplied.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Summer
Flower Colour MIXED
Foliage Colour GREEN
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
Positive attributes
  • Excellent for cut flowers
    cut-flower
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    container
How Supplied 5cm module plugs
Delivery Delivery October/November

Key Product Information

Delivery October/November

Season Interest

Summer

Flower Colour

MIXED

Foliage Colour

GREEN

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
How Supplied

5cm module plugs

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Available to buy

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Plant Size

Mature Height 100cm
Mature Spread 50cm
Annual Growth 100cm
Annual Growth

100cm

Mature Height

100cm

Mature Spread

50cm

Soil Type Fertile, well drained
Pruning Deadhead as necessary
Soil Type

Fertile, well drained

Pruning

Deadhead as necessary

Grow in moist/fertile and well drained soil in either full sun or light shade.
Water freely once the growth begins to appear.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Summer
    Flower Colour MIXED
    Foliage Colour GREEN
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    Positive attributes
    • Excellent for cut flowers
      cut-flower
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
      container
    How Supplied 5cm module plugs
    Delivery Delivery October/November

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    5cm module plugs

    Delivery October/November

    Season Interest

    Summer

    Flower Colour

    MIXED

    Foliage Colour

    GREEN

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 100cm
    Mature Spread 50cm
    Annual Growth 100cm
    Annual Growth

    100cm

    Mature Height

    100cm

    Mature Spread

    50cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Soil Type

    Fertile, well drained

    Pruning

    Deadhead as necessary

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Grow in moist/fertile and well drained soil in either full sun or light shade.
    Water freely once the growth begins to appear.
  • Video planting guides