Plants in stock

Cynara cardunculus : fact sheet


Species name:
Cynara cardunculus
Common names:
Cardoon, Artichoke Thistle
Description:
Artichoke Thistle, CARDOON , Erect herbaceous perennial clump-forming

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Plant area

Source:
Exotic to South Africa
Endemic to:
Exotic to South Africa

Plant size and micro-climate

Height:
Less than 300cm
Width:
Less than 160cm
Sun:
Full or Partial Sun
Water:
Little water, Drought-tolerant once established
Hadiness:
Hardy
Coast friendly:
Yes

Plant appearance and usage

Type:
Erect - Perennials
Usage:
Herbs/Flavouring ,Container/ Pot Plants/Patio plants ,Rockery Plant ,Edible Flower Bud ,Edible Leaves ,Edible Root/Tubers ,Edible Stalk/Stem/Branch/Trunk/Bark ,Traditional Medicine ,Attract Butterflies ,General attractive garden subject
Fruit:
Dry Fruit/Seed
Flowers:
Blueish/Purple/Mauve/Violet/Lavender/Lilac Tones ,Flowers Particularly Attractive ,Flowers-Good cut flower
Flower season:
Summer (Nov.-Feb.)
Features:
Thorny/Spiny/Prickly/Bristly/Sharp-edged ,Usually grown as a Perennial
Foliage:
Deciduous ,Foliage Particularly Attractive ,Foliage blueish/greyish/silverish above ,Leaves/Leaflets Basal