Common name: Cardoon, artichoke thistle
Cynara cardunculus is one of the parents of the modern globe artichoke. In our Garden, we use it as a summer accent plant in the Perennial Garden and other spots. It grows to 2m, and its purple thistle flowers are quite beautiful. See also the Garden Story, Aug. 14, 2020.
Flower photo by Midge Oke. Plant photo by Hughie Jones.