Cynara cardunculus Globe Thistle Bee Plant Large Plug
1 x large healthy plug plant - aprox height 3-4"
An old Victorian favourite, once grown as a vegetable and blanched for use rather like celery, the cardoon is now valued for its striking silvery, thistle-like foliage which adds a theatrical touch to the border. In summer, tall flower stems are topped by fat thistle buds which resemble small globe artichokes - the plants are close cousins. The buds finally open into large purple thistles which attract lots of bees; the dead flower-heads can be left on the plants and will provide an attractive feature over the winter months. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).Position: full sun or partial shade
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: June to September
Plants supplied are grown to a professional standard in a natural environment without chemicals
Please be aware the plants take a bit longer to get to the UK from Ireland.
Plants have been hardened off and should either be potted up or planted out on arrival. Potting on recomended if in the autumn/winter (dip in water before planting)
Please save me in your favourite sellers. I will have lots of new plants available throughout the year.
Bare-root plants available from October-April
UK/Europe Postal Rates:
Standard P&P for individual plugs: 1 plug - £2.45; 2 plugs - £3.55; 3 plugs £4.65; 4 plugs £5.75; 5 plugs - £6.85; 6 plugs - £7.95; (special bulk discount invoiced for 7 / more plugs) 7-10 plugs - £8.90; 11-15 plugs - £9.50; 16-22 plugs - £10.50 (please note: No guarantees given with standard post if delayed / lost)
50 plugs - £22
150 plugs - £25
300 plugs - £30
Ireland/NI Postal Rates:
Standard post: 1 plug - £1.75; 2 plugs - £2.35; 3-4-5 plugs £2.95; 6 plugs £4.75; 7 plugs - £5.35; 8 plugs - £5.95; 9 plugs - £6.55; 10 plugs - £7.15; 11-22 plugs - £7.75-track'n'trace
Ireland/NI Signed-for Courier:
50 plugs - £13
150 plugs - £16
300 plugs - £22
The payment system is quite awkward to set up automatically for bulk post rates. Please wait to be invoiced when necessary. Please email me if p&p needs refunding.
NI rates need invoicing/refunding
Returns policy details
If a purchace mistake has been made we will accept a return. Plants will need opening, moistened roots then sealed and sent. All our costs incorporated from the purchase will have to be recovered.
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Postage and packaging
Each additional item
Standard Int'l Flat Rate Postage