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Cardunculus | Perennial | Cynara | Garden Beauty

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Cynara cardunculus

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At a Glance

- Cynara cardunculus
- Architectural Silver foliage
- purple thistle like flowers in Summer
- excellent focal point to a border

Plant Information

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: Cynara
Variety: cardunculus
Category: Perennial
Reference: cyncar

Height & Spread: 1.5 x 1m
Flower Colour: purple
Foliage: Semi Evergreen
Soil Type: Most
Aspect: full sun
Season 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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