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Cynara Cardunculus

Botanical Name:

Cynara cardunculus

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennials, Annual, Edible, Herbaceous Perennial, Vegetable, It is a perennial herb to 2 m high with leaves to 80 cm long and 40 cm wide

Lifespan

Annual, Perennial

Flower

Large, spiky, thistle-like flowers on tall stalks that bloom to bright purple. Edible like an artichoke, although of lesser quality.

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Pollinators

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Cynara

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