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.
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.