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Acanthus Leaved Thistle, Cardabelle, Carlina Cynara, Weather Thistle

Carlina acanthifolia

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Carlina (kar-LY-nuh) (Info)
Species: acanthifolia (a-kanth-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Late Spring/Early Summer


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