Cynara Cardunculus


Cynara Cardunculus A handsome clump forming perennial with deeply cut silver-grey leaves and large thistle like purple flower heads produced on grey woolly stems. Height 1.2m Spread 40cm.


Plant in moist fertile soil. Partial shade or partial sun, hardy.


General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.