GENUS: Cynara SPECIES: cardunculus
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 15
Description: Heritage, perennial, 1.3m stunning looking silvery leafed mineral accumulator that does very well in dry Mediterranean climates. Purple scotch thistle tip flower heads a lot like globe artichokes and the bees love them. Excellent in a Mediterranean forest garden situation, the stalks of the leaves are very edible as well as beautiful.
Planting Instructions: Sow Spring, Summer and Autumn into 10 cm x 10 cm pot and transplant when 10 cm high, plant 1m apart in 1m wide beds and keep mulched. Needs free draining soil.