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Scolymus grandiflorus is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe - Mediterranean.
Dry open habitats[
Grows well in an ordinary garden soil in sun or semi-shade[
The stalks are eaten raw or boiled[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and plant out in the summer. Seed can also probably be sown in situ.
Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.