Cardoon – Seeds


Cynara cardunculus
Average pack content 36 seeds

In stock

Cardoon has magnificent silver-green leaves and thistle-like purple flowers, which are honey-scented. Fabulous for attracting bees. The cardoon creates theatre, height and interest in the garden. Stunning for flower arranging or use the mid-rib of leaves blanched for a celery-like flavour.
  • Hardy herbaceous perennial
  • Height 2.4m
  • Purple thistle like majestic flower which flowers June-September
  • Sunny position
  • Well drained soil
  • Retain flowerheads for winter interest
  • Protect crown of plant with a mulch if expecting temperatures below -15°C
How to grow Sow directly onto moist compost in small pots and cover with vermiculite or fine compost. Grow on in a sunny spot. Alternatively sow into shallow drills outdoors. Cover seed with fine soil. Thin as required when large enough to pull. Harvest Harvest as required. Seed licence no. 7687 Packaging 100% of our seed packaging is biodegradable and recyclable and is manufactured here in the UK.  The internal seed packets are also splash proof and made from 100% PEFC Certified Paper.