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Carlina acanthifolia - All.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Stony places, pastures and rocks[100] on poor soils[200] in mountainous areas[50].
Range S. Europe.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Carlina acanthifolia


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Carlina acanthifolia is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 5. It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies). The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers
Edible Uses:

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

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

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].

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Propagation

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].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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