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Cardoon

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By Amy2


Cardoon

1st year



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very unusual. Love the color! Welcome back Amy. Hope you enjoyed your time away with relatives.

5 Aug, 2019

 

Thanks Paul ,I've written a short blog , our granddaughter is in New York working and has found the High-line :o))

5 Aug, 2019

 

Waaay back in 2000 I planted cardoon when I had a very limited budget and lots of space to fill. It fit the bill amazingly but I never got fruit... It was gloriously huge though and it started my obsession with "architectural" plants! Is it perennial for you, Amy? Mine only lasted one season and I moved on to Ricinus... Don't grow the Ricinus here as I worry that the deer might try to eat them. Newest obsession is Macleaya.

7 Aug, 2019

 

Lovely looking flower, Amy!

7 Aug, 2019

 

Lori I must look up Macleaya ? Thanks David

8 Aug, 2019

 

An acquaintance at the Plant Sale and Swap told me that she could grow it in her garden as a perennial and that it was very large. Not exactly as advertised, I find. It's not as large as I hoped it would be but it is a very interesting item among my naturalized hoard.

8 Aug, 2019

 

We grow Macleaya...have done for years..grows to well over 6 ft as a rule!!
Amy your Cardoon is such a striking plant...love it..

20 Aug, 2019



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