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Cardoon

If you are looking for a dramatic plant to add to your garden I suggest you take a look at the cardoon. A cousin of the artichoke, cardoon has the same thistle-like silver-grey foliage and purple flowering heads, but it is less finicky than an artichoke. Plus, cardoon is just a cool looking plant. It is a perennial that is grown as an annual in most areas. Plant it after the last frost date in spring in a spot that receives full sun to partial shade and well drained, fertile soil.

Cardoon
Cynara cardunculus
Zone
7,8,9
Categories
perennial, sun garden favorite
Bloom Time
summer to early fall
Light
Full Sun
Soil
moist, rich
Plant Height
3 to 5 feet