Scientific Name: Cynara cardunculus Form: Mounded
Common Name:cardoon , globe artichoke Texture:Very coarse
Family Name:Asteraceae Habit: Upright, Arching
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 1.5 - 2.0m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Elliptic, Ovate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Purple, Aug- Sep- Jul
Fruit: Cypsela (achene + calyx), Brown, Oct- Nov, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Tall background, Urban agriculture, Medicinal plant
Key ID Features:Leaves large, prickly, deeply-lobed, silver-gray; flowers large, thistle-like.