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Cynara cardunculus
Cynara cardunculus
Code: 5108Family: CompositaeGenus: Cynara
Plant Type:Perennial,Herb
Large, silver-green, deeply-divided, spiny leaves are topped by 4-5" glowing blue-violet flowers in summer. Grown for harvest of its edible leaf stalks and/or for use as an unusual architectural specimen."Great Plant Pick" for the Pacific Northwest.
Blooms: Summer
Growth Rate: Moderate
Size Range: 5' tall x 4' wide
Cultural Information
Sun Sun
Soil: Average,Loam
Water Use: Low,Moderate
Maintenance: Low
Hardiness Zone: 7,8,9,10,11
Cold Hardy to 0° to 10°F
Features and Benefits
Attracts Bees Attracts BeesCulinary Uses Culinary Uses
Edible Parts Edible PartsFabulous Foliage Fabulous Foliage
Good for Cut Flowers Good for Cut FlowersNW Great Plant Pick NW Great Plant Pick
Showy Flowers Showy Flowers
Grown by: Blooming Nursery,Inc & Blooming Junction
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