- Cynara cardunculus - Architectural Silver foliage - purple thistle like flowers in Summer - excellent focal point to a border
Cynara cardunculus is a clump forming perennial with deeply cut silver leaves up to 1.5m long. In late summer spikes of huge purple thistle like flowers are formed up to 2m high.
Cynara cardunculus is a majestic plant making it an ideal focal point for a mixed border or gravel garden where both the foliage and flowers are striking features.
Genus: CynaraVariety: cardunculusCategory: PerennialReference: cyncarHeight & Spread: 1.5 x 1mFlower Colour: purpleFoliage: Semi EvergreenSoil Type: MostAspect: full sunSeason of Interest: Spring, Summer & Autumn
Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions
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Cynara cardunculus, Architectural Silver foliage, purple thistle like flowers in Summer, excellent focal point to a border