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Cynara cardunculus

Cardoon

Hardy Perennial

The ripening seed heads of Cynara cardunculus are a fantastic combination of bronzes and golds. The stems are thick and sturdy, the foliage is large, serrated and silver and in its own right presents an imposing border plant for most of the year.

Ideal For:
wildlife gardens, low maintenance garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (18 cynara seeds)

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    • £0.99
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Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 65-70F (18-20C). Sowing Depth: 1/8in (3mm). Sowing Time: February to March. The seed can also be sown outdoors where it is to flower in mid spring.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions before planting out 1.2-2m (4-6ft) apart in full sun.

Prefers a deep rich soil.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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