Create your very own historically inspired garden with this packet of Cardoon Seeds. Native to Southern Europe and North Africa, cardoons were being cultivated 2300 was not widely grown. They began to experience a growth in popularity in the late 20th century. The 4-6 ft. plants have a leaf spread of 4-5 ft. The stems (midribs) of the leaves resemble celery and are eaten in casseroles. For best results, this plant should be grown in Hardiness Zone 7 or higher.
FULL SUN - In Hardiness Zones 5-6, sow indoors 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Plant seed 1 in. deep. Transplant outside after danger of frost is over and the soil has warmed to a depth of 6 in. For Hardiness Zones 7 or higher, plant in late spring after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to a depth of 6 in. Add ¼ cup bone meal to the soil when planting. Rows should be 4 ft. apart. When seedlings are 2 in. high, thin, leaving 4-6 ft. between plants.
- 1 g Seed Packet
- Tender Perennial Plant
- Plant 4”-6” apart at 1” depth
- 14-21 Days to Germination
- Reaches maturity in 180 days
- Made in the USA
Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain. Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen. Today, the Colonial Williamsburg seed program continues the tradition by offering many varieties grown in the 18th century.