Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus 'Rouge d'Alger')

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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Fruit: Showy
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Stem
Roots
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 14 - 30
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 21, 2014 12:56 AM

A tall beautiful heirloom from Algeria with ornamental and red tinged edible stalks.

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