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Cardoon, also known as Artichoke Thistle. | by Tobysmum
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Cardoon, also known as Artichoke Thistle.

Cardoon requires a long, cool growing season (ca. 5 months), but it is frost-sensitive.

  

Not sure how this one survived the harsh winter, interesting plant, more info here.

 

Don't know if we'll eat it or just admire its tenacity.

 

www.knowyourvegetables.co.uk/know-your-cardoon

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Taken on June 27, 2012