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For Cardoon (Artichoke Thistle)
Deer Resistant
Yes
Density
18-24" inches
Flowering Height
50-60" inches tall
Flowering Time
Mid Summer to Fall
Fragrant
No
Naturalizing
Yes
Planting Depth
1 inch
Sunlight
Full Sun
USDA Zones
Hardy 6-9
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Cardoon (Artichoke Thistle)

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We start shipping our spring planted flower bulbs in Spring.

We begin shipping in spring to the warmest hardiness zones working our way to the cooler areas by mid-spring.

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Description

The Cardoon, scientifically known as Cynara cardunculus, is a striking perennial plant that enriches gardens with its silver-green, deeply serrated foliage reminiscent of artichoke leaves. This Mediterranean native is not only valued for its ornamental beauty but also for its culinary history. Its purple thistle-like flowers are a magnet for pollinators, enhancing garden biodiversity.

This resilient and hardy plant, with its sturdy root system, establishes well in varied weather conditions, making it suitable for gardeners at all experience levels. The Cardoon is renowned for its architectural beauty, with its enchanting purple-blue flowers and shimmering silvery leaves, reaching notable heights. Occasionally, it may produce delicate white blooms, but its silvery foliage remains the showstopper.

As acclaimed horticulturist Graham Stuart Thomas noted, the Cardoon is a standout among silver-leafed plants. However, it requires careful management due to its vigorous growth. Ideal for spring planting in warm, sunny, and sheltered locations, it needs ample space to reach its full size of up to 5 feet tall and 2 feet in width.

Learn how to grow Cardoon (Artichoke Thistle)

  • Height: Ranges from 3 to 5 feet 
  • Blooming Time: July to September
  • Sunlight Preference: Thrives in full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Prefers well-drained yet moisture-retentive soil
  • Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Pollinator Friendly: Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Planting: Shipped as bare root plants in spring

 

Planting information

- Dig a hole to the required depth. You can find this required depth for each type of bulb, tuber or root in the growing guides.

- Depth is measurement of space between the soil line and top of bulb or bare root.

- Set the bulbs or bare root in place, pointed side or sprout side upward.

- Cover the bulbs by replacing the soil and water thoroughly.

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Shipping schedule

We start shipping our spring planted flower bulbs in Spring.

We begin shipping in spring to the warmest hardiness zones working our way to the cooler areas by mid-spring.

Bulbs that are planted in spring and have a tendency to bloom in summer are called spring bulbs. Not to be confused with bulbs that are planted in fall and bloom in spring.

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For over 4 generations, DutchGrown™ has built its reputation by offering the best Fall-planted flowers bulbs available anywhere. We take pride in our exceptionally high level of quality control, customer service and our commitment to client satisfaction continues long after the bulbs leave our premises. When you order from DutchGrown™, we 100% guarantee that you will receive the hardiest flower bulbs available, packed with care and ready to thrive in your garden.

Details

For Cardoon (Artichoke Thistle)
Deer Resistant
Yes
Density
18-24" inches
Flowering Height
50-60" inches tall
Flowering Time
Mid Summer to Fall
Fragrant
No
Naturalizing
Yes
Planting Depth
1 inch
Sunlight
Full Sun
USDA Zones
Hardy 6-9
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