Cardoon -

(Cynara cardunculus)


Other Common Names: Artichoke Thistle
Family: Asteraceae Genus: Cynara Species: cardunculus
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Tina S. Planted · 7 years ago
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Cardoon Overview


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Plant Type: Perennial

Temp / Zone: Zone 7A · 0° to 5° F, Zone 7B · 5° to 10° F, Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F, Zone 8B · 15° to 20° F, Zone 9A · 20° to 25° F, Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F

Sun Exposure: Full / Mostly Sun

Soil Type: Loam, Sand, Silt

Soil Drainage: Well Drained

Water Needs: Low

Level of Care: Low

Growth Rates: Fast, Moderate

Flower Color: Purple

Attracts: Visual Attention

Foliage Color: Grey / Silver

Average Height: 1' to 2'

Average Width: 2' to 3'

Fragrances: None

Season of Color: Spring Foliage, Summer Blooms, Summer Foliage

Resistant To: Deer Resistant, Drought, Heat

Landscape Uses: Landscape Beds, Perennial Garden

Growth Habits: Clumping, Upright

Theme Gardens: Perennial, Rock

Soil pH: 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8

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