(Carlina acanthifolia)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Carlina acanthifolia
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Flowering head – cooked. Used as a globe artichoke substitute[2, 105, 177, 183], though they are considerably smaller and even more fiddly[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – surface sow in a cold frame in the spring. The seed usually germinates in 4 – 8 weeks at 15¡c[138]. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in spring[111]. Difficult to do successfully because the plant resents root disturbance[138].
Succeeds in a sunny position in ordinary garden soil[111]. Prefers an alkaline soil[138]. Prefers a poor soil[200]. Plants are hardy to about -15¡c[200]. A very ornamental plant[1]. This species resents root disturbance, it should be planted into its final position as soon as possible[138].
S. Europe.

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