The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Fritillaria Crown Imperial (yellow)


Fritillaria Crown Imperial (yellow)

This is a Crown Imperial Fritillary I planted in the Autumn last year, it's poking up through the Cardoon



Comments on this photo

 

is the cardoon easy to grow,,and are their a large plant...chezs

9 Apr, 2008

 

The Cardoon is the bluey leafed plant and is very easy to grow in most parts of the UK. Grow it from seed or you can get an established plant from your garden centre. It is a perennial and will grow to about 6-7 ft so make sure you have plenty of room for it. It will develop beautiful purple large thistly type flowers and when they dry they are full of seeds. You can leave them on the plant for the birds to eat or collect some to sow yourself. The stems are edible like celery, which was something the Victorians did, but I wouldn't recommend it!!

9 Apr, 2008



Comment on this photo


Pictures by all members
288821 of 298068

  • 9.04.08_006
  • 9.04.08_004

What else?

View photos by Andrearichter

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    6 Mar, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    21 May, 2007

  • Gardening with friends since
    18 May, 2007

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    14 Mar, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Oct, 2008