A theatrical thistle!
Over the years the cardoon Cynara cardunculusforms an admirably sculptural clump. Up to 150 cm in height.
This star plant can be featured on its own or in a bed, associated with steel-blue flowering varieties such as Perovskia, Echinops, Phlox paniculata or pink Echinaceas, Diascias or indeed the large Sedum spectabile.
And for more daring gardeners, we suggest a Wagnerian setting:
Silvery-grey, deeply-indented foliage.
Useful to create a focus point or to highlight a perspective.
Grow in rich, well-drained soil. Protect from high winds and, in cold regions, apply winter mulch. To bring out the decorative quality of the foliage prune the inflorescences.
Photo credit: Le Clos d'Armoise Nursery (park of the Château des Ravalet, Normandy, June 2014)
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: 130 to 150cm
- Plant spacing: 120 cm
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