Chinese Artichoke/Crosnes

Stachys affinis

Peculiar-looking, 2 to 3″ fluted white tubers are harvested in Autumn. Can be eaten cooked or raw, tasting like artichoke with a pleasant nutty crunch! A delicacy in France where it is known as “crosnes.”

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Not frost tender, but disappears in Winter

Habit: 1 to 2' tall and wide perennial

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Any soil

Origin: China

Chinese Artichoke/Crosnes