Puriri Lane | Cynara cardunculus | Cardoon
Puriri Lane | Cynara cardunculus | Cardoon
Puriri Lane | Cynara cardunculus | Cardoon

Cynara cardunculus | Cardoon

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Cynara cardunculus or Cardoons are aristocrats in both the ornamental and the vegetable world. 

 This striking architectural plant is valued for its dramatic foliage.  The leaves are arching and deeply toothed and are a soft grey-green in colour.  We have them in our white garden and they are a real statement plant.  In summer they bear tall flower stems that a topped with chubby thistle buds which open to the most stunning violet blue/purple flowers that the bees go absolutely crazy for.  Even at the end of flowering the flower heads are an attractive feature over the winter months.

This plant is a close relative of the globe artichoke which we also sell and they are just as much a delicacy, there are many recipes on the internet for Cardoon.  

Prefers full sun to partial shade in a well-drained spot,  Flowers in late Summer.

The  beautiful silver leaves and flowers are excellent in floral work

Height 1.2m - 1.8m x 1.2M Wide

Perennial | Hardy 

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex which is a fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you may need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz