Green Globe’ Artichoke

Cynara scolymus 'Green Globe'

Artichokes are a species of thistle, cultivated as a food for centuries, originally by the ancient Romans. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom. If you let them bloom instead of eating the flower buds, they have dazzling periwinkle violet flowers that make a striking garden accent that the bees love!

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Disappears in Winter, and then re-blooms in the Spring

Habit: Herbaceous perennial to 5' tall by 3' wide. Plants have a large and deep taproot and are very susceptible to gophers, so must be protected

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Rich garden soil is best

Origin: Mediterranean

Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower

Green Globe’ Artichoke