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Click & Collect

We are offering free click & collect, free local delivery and nationwide delivery by courier for most UK addresses. The Nursery is not currently open for general browsing. For more details click here.

Cynara cardunculus

Common Name: Cardoon

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Price:  £5.00
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SEPTEMBER SPECIAL OFFER: Save 15% when you order any 6 or more of our plants

Availability:  

  

14 in stock

Size/Qty:  9 cm pots


Suggested Use:  Cut Flower
Planting Style:  mediterranean
Season of Interest:  Late summer
Position/ Situation:  Dry or gravel garden
Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Purple
Leaf Colour:  Grey
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Clump forming
Soil Type:  dry or sandy soil
Soil PH:  No preference
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Bee and Butterfly:  Both
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants


Tall perennial growing to 6ft with silvery leaves and large, thistle-like pink flowers from June-August. Good for dried flower arrangements. Needs deep, well drained soil in full sun. Attracts bees. Good for sandy/chalky soils.


Mainland UK  (Courier) £8.50-£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1-IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value applies please click here for details) FREE
Seeds only (Royal Mail) £2 Click & Collect from the nursery or from Plant Fairs (2 days notice required) FREE
Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands From £10    

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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


Shrubland Park Nurseries