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Old June 7th, 2011, 02:14 PM
trishmarg trishmarg is offline
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is cardoon invasive?

Hello,
I was wondering if the cardoon plant invasive in coastal B.C.?
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Old June 7th, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Re: is cardoon invasive?

I believe it's slightly tender, so no, I don't think it is. I gre a beautiful Artichoke plant for two years, and it never got out of control.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 04:11 PM
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Re: is cardoon invasive?

Apparently invasive in dry, warm climates, but not Delta, I'm sure.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 04:13 PM
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Re: is cardoon invasive?

Yes, although able to grow large these are not enough at home here to go wild. The thoroughly prepared A. Jacobson book Wild Plants of Greater Seattle - Second Edition makes no mention of Cynara for that coverage area.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 04:17 PM
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Re: is cardoon invasive?

I guess you can take the precaution too of removing the flower heads before they seed.
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