CYNARA cardunculus ssp. flavescens

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CYNARA cardunculus ssp. flavescens

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Select Item No. CO704

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Western mediterranian:roadsides, meadows.
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Excellent cut flowers, especially as a dried flower. Variable. Bracts tapering, often with a yellow border. Prickly on flowers and leaves. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Drought tolerant. Decorative seed heads up to the winter. Decorative solitary and structural plant.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: blue
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z10
Foliage: bipinnate, deeply lobed, large, silver-green
Growth Habit: deep roots
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 80 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: decorative fruit / medicinal plant / beneficial plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 40 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
25
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
80 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Sowing Time Hint: Spring to early summer. Frostfree.
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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