Cardoon Seeds, Cynara cardunculus Seeds, Heirloom Garden Plant, Easy to Grow Cardoon Seeds, Wild Artichoke, Unusual Garden Plant

(8)
$2.65
+ $2.99 shipping
$2.65
+ $2.99 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
Returns and exchanges accepted
See this seller's return policy

Features
Handmade
Made in Winslow, Arkansas

Item details

Cardoon is also known as Wild Artichoke. Cyanara cardunculus is a great plant to bring architectural form and presence to the garden. This listing is for 25 seeds from this year's harvest. I use it in my garden design business to add that 'wow factor'. Large silver toothed foliage can easily reach 3-4 ft. across and will reach specimen plant size in one season. I mostly grow it for the foliage but it does send up purple, thistle like flowers on 5 foot stalks. The flower heads dry beautifully in the garden or can be brought inside for dried floral arrangements. I have had Cardoon act as an annual, a perennial, and a biennial. If seed is started early enough you may have blooms the first year. Usually it will be a large clump of foliage with flower stalks emerging the second year. It has been hardy for me here in my zone 6 garden.

Seeds will come with complete growing instructions. I include several tips I've learned to keep this plant going in the garden. I do recommend full sun for Cardoons. I feel it performs best in average garden soil. It will grow in richer soil but must be well drained.

The plant is related to the common globe artichoke. Cardoon is used mainly in French Cuisine. The stems can be tied up and blanched. I must confess I have never cooked with it. I grow it for it's interesting garden form.

Mountain Lily Farm is a licensed plant nursery in the Ozark Mountains. I garden without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. All seeds are cleaned by hand and small natural bits of chaff may be present.


FAQs

Live plants are shipped on Monday and Tuesday to reach you before the weekend. There are many factors involved in shipping an item of this type. I package plants very carefully but if there are any problems upon arrival just let me know in a few days.

If there are any germination problems with seeds please let me know. I am growing all of my stock from the same seeds and always want to be aware of any problems with a crop. There are many factors involved in gardening and I am happy to answer questions.

I have some sizes and finishes of photographs in stock. However, most will be printed when ordered. I work with a high quality local photo lab and can have prints ready in 5 days (large canvases may take a little longer). If needing an item by a certain date please contact me before ordering.

Live plants are shipped on Monday and Tuesday to reach you before the weekend. There are many factors involved in shipping an item of this type. I package plants very carefully but if there are any problems upon arrival just let me know in a few days.

If there are any germination problems with seeds please let me know. I am growing all of my stock from the same seeds and always want to be aware of any problems with a crop. There are many factors involved in gardening and I am happy to answer questions.

I have some sizes and finishes of photographs in stock. However, most will be printed when ordered. I work with a high quality local photo lab and can have prints ready in 5 days (large canvases may take a little longer). If needing an item by a certain date please contact me before ordering.


    Reviews
    Average review
    (8)
    Jul 23, 2018 by Mary Mata
    fast shipping. love my seeds. thanks very much
    Apr 11, 2018 by susanna
    Jul 22, 2016 by Judith Rosales
    Grew and growing well. Thanks, special request from one of my chefs.
    Apr 15, 2016 by Nicky
    Fast delivery. Thanks. Can't wait to plant.
    Mar 21, 2016 by lgameromyson

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
Estimated Shipping
Shipping to
Zip or postal code
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payments
Secure options
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
Etsy Studio keeps your payment information secure. Etsy Studio shops never receive your credit card information.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.