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Cynara scolymus (Globe Artichoke)

Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Culinary, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer), Silver Foliage
Care N/A
Hardiness N/A
Growth N/A
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Cynara scolymus - Cultivation Notes

Cardoon will flourish in any well drained soil, especially chalky soils. Preferring a position in full sun - ideal for a hot, dry south facing border.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Cynara scolymus:

  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant

Design & Plant Use for Cynara scolymus:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Herbaceous plant with culinary usage
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