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Cynara Cardunculus 'Cardy' (Cardoon)


Cynara Cardunculus 'Cardy' (Cardoon)

A fabulous architectural plant


The majestic, purple, thistle-like, honey-scented flowers of this stately cardoon are held above clumps of magnificent, deeply cut, silvery-green leaves. Given plenty of space, this perennial makes an eye-catching focal-point for a large, sunny, mixed or herbaceous border, or potager, sheltered from strong winds. The flower are particularly valuable for use in fresh or dried flower arrangements


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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