Cynara cardunculus subsp. flavescens first flowering

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Paul S
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Cynara cardunculus subsp. flavescens first flowering

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After seeing this in the Canary Islands it took me a while to track one down but I did - planted 3 years ago in my new rubble bed. First time of flowering and I am utterly captivated by it. Half the size of its more familiar brother, leaflets reduced and spiny. Well, everything is spiny :D It did get a little black fly - the usual blight for the cardoon - but that seems to have gone now. For me this has the presence of an agave except that it is easier to grow, flowered in 3 years and should be perennial. Gotta love a thistle with attitude!


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Paul, I love the look of this! Where did you buy it from or did you grow it from seed?
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Maya, I got it from Steve Law at Brighton Plants. If you find one, give it the hottest, rockiest spot you can muster!
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Paul S wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:07 pm Give it the hottest, rockiest spot you can muster!
Yes.

I grew this from wild collected seed back when I had a passport.

It didn't like Cornwall and sulked through a wet summer and didn't survive its first winter.

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Chad wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 4:52 pm
Paul S wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:07 pm Give it the hottest, rockiest spot you can muster!
Yes.

I grew this from wild collected seed back when I had a passport.

It didn't like Cornwall and sulked through a wet summer and didn't survive its first winter.

Chad

Oh dear, That means it won`t like it here either. Shame.
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