Sonchus

Sonchus canariensis

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sonchus (SON-chus) (Info)
Species: canariensis (kuh-nair-ee-EN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arroyo Grande, California

Santa Barbara, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 25, 2019, Domehomedee from Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I've had this plant in my garden for at least 3 years. I'm in zone 9a, and I get an occasional freeze here in winter. It's done well for me and is a 5' tall. A strange looking plant with clusters of dandelions for flowers. I'm going to try germinating some of the seeds so I can share them. Oh and PalmBob . . . definately not a thistle and it isn't at all pokey.

Neutral

On Jun 26, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I know nothing about this plant... probably a thistle of some sort, from the Canary Islands... just liked the foliage.

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