Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Last Cardoon

My mom just sent this picture of the last flower of a cardoon that has been growing for the past two years in the long border in the front yard. The large stalk had fallen over and was lying on the ground and while trimming and tidying she salvaged this last bloom.

Cardoon blossom (Cynara cardunculus)

It is a bit smaller than the average cardoon flower but apparently the perfect size for that little vase.


  1. I like this purple flowers. I have been looking for this seed for about 2 years, but didn't find this yet. Thank you for sharing the picture

  2. Never thought of putting one in a vase before, good idea!


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