Cynara cardunculus - 18 seeds
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Cynara cardunculus - 18 seeds

The Cardoon. The ripening seed heads of Cynara cardunculus are a fantastic combination of bronzes and golds. The stems are thick and sturdy, the foliage is large, serrated and silver and in its own right presents an imposing border plant for most of the year.

Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 65-70F (18-20C). Sowing Depth: 1/8in (3mm). Sowing Time: February to March. The seed can also be sown outdoors where it is to flower in mid spring.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions before planting out 1.2-2m (4-6ft) apart in full sun.

Prefers a deep rich soil.

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