The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Cynara Cardunculus (Cardoon)


Cynara Cardunculus (Cardoon) (Cynara cardunculus (Globe Artichoke))

Still going strong.



Comments on this photo

 

like these dawn are they on a plant or bush, seems big,, just looked and thought it was,, an arichoke, we saw lots of these when in cyprus

24 Oct, 2009

 

Its a plant Sandra, I didnt set it until late summer so its still only about a foot high now. Hopefully next year it will be huge.

24 Oct, 2009

 

just edited my question sorry dawn,, lol i thought i regognised it

24 Oct, 2009

 

Yes, Sandra, artichoke thistle - I've never had one before so dont know much about them. The leaves keep breaking in the wind though :-(

24 Oct, 2009

 

well you can eat them, that i do know, but never tried them

24 Oct, 2009

 

Interesting .... I hope I can collect seeds so I can share! :0

24 Oct, 2009

 

they are a veggie but not sure how you cook them,, nice even if you dont eat anyway ;o))

24 Oct, 2009

 

I remember my dad growing asparagus ..... we never ate it but when it went to seed with its lovely fern like leaves and red berries it was great for flower arranging.

24 Oct, 2009

 

really didnt know that, learned something else now :o)

24 Oct, 2009

 

I'd forgotten to be honest Sandra - I think I'll get a root

24 Oct, 2009

 

I think these are fasinateing plants this is lovely. My mother grew asparagus and ate it too lol it does make a lovely fern.

24 Oct, 2009

 

This is lovely Dawn.............

24 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks Morgana/Milky, I've wanted one for a while, I hope I can get some seeds.

24 Oct, 2009

 

Your Welcome hope you get some

24 Oct, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Snap Dawn .. I put mine in late as well , it looks the same as yours , I don't think it will flower this late do you ?
They are not very nice to eat , the Artichoke is better ....

I can't believe that you didn't eat the Asparagus Dawn...... Yummy ....

25 Oct, 2009

 

~ facy some of these Dawn ~lookig great!

25 Oct, 2009

 

Amy: I was surprised it has flowered too but I wont be eating it then, lol.
My mum never did anything with the asparagus, unfortunately.

Lovely, arent they Arlene - its very brittle though :-( I've just posted a pic that you may be interested in :)

25 Oct, 2009



Comment on this photo


Pictures tagged with perennials
54 of 1716

  • P1010007
  • P1010008

What else?

View photos by Dawnsaunt

See who else is growing Cynara cardunculus (Globe Artichoke).

See who else has plants in genus Cynara.

This photo is of "Cynara Cardunculus (Cardoon)" in Dawnsaunt's garden

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    18 Aug, 2008

  • amy
    Amy

    Gardening with friends since
    17 Apr, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Jul, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Jan, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Apr, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Jan, 2009

Garden centre