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.
To help you decide which varieties will be best for you.
This excerpt from the Koanga Garden Guide is filled with valuable information.
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.