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Cynara Genus

Artichoke

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterDry

Description

Cynara genus (Artichoke). This genus has about 10 species of thistle-related perennials. The leaves are large silvery grey and deeply divided, with white-blue flowers.

Characteristics

Perennials, Herbaceous

Origin

Med, N.W. Africa, Canary Islands

Interest and use

Grown for their large heads of flowers and vegetables.

Cultivation

They are frost hardy, and require sun and fertile, well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to grey mould, slugs and aphids.

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