Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) - 10 Seeds

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Cardoon is considered to be a tender perennial. In cold climates it is often grown as an annual. It is a member of the artichoke family with thick, deeply cut, thistle-like leaves and a violet colored thistle flower head in late summer. Commonly it is called Artichoke Thistle. The Cardoon Artichoke Thistle plant is grown both for eating and for its importance as a medicinal herb, and it easily grows from Cardoon seeds.

•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•Height: 60"
•Perennial
•USDA Zones: 6-9

Planting Instructions:
Start Cardoon seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before the last frost. Seeds can be started in small peat pots with seed starting mix. Sow 3 seeds per plant, ¼ to ½ inch deep and keep in full sun. Transplant outdoors into the herb garden after the danger of frost has passed. The Cardoon plant prefers full sun and soil rich in organic matter. Prepare a bed in advance with aged compost. It does not grow well in containers.


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