Cardoon Drama

The most dramatic plant in my gardens in June is the giant Cardoon.

Its purple tufts are finally emerging from the artichoke-like buds.

These buds are bigger than my fist. The plant is taller that I am by at least a foot.

Its other names are Artichoke Thistle and Cynara cardunculus.

Cardoon/Artichoke thistle/Cynara cardunculus

Most parts of this plant can be eaten if prepared correctly. I have not tried it.

It thrives on this slope in full sun.

I got this from my friend the Fairy. No wonder it is magical.


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