Artichoke- Purple Headed

Cynara scolymus

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Artichoke- Purple Headed

Cynara scolymus

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Round purple/green chokes
  • Globe artichoke

Perennial growing to 180cm. Thistle-like plants with silver/grey/green leaves. Large purple/green flowers heads are eaten as a vegetable. Large hearts. Gourmet vegetable. Can be grown as an ornamental. Flowers can be dried and used in arrangements.

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 10mm
When: Spring or after frost
Germination: 14-21 days @ 21-26°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Perennial
Row Spacing: 200cm
Plant Spacing: 150cm
Plant Height: 180cm
Position: Full sun, moist soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 300-400 days
*Notes: Can be grown as an annual or perennial. Protect from slugs, snails and aphids.

(Product number: B3-14)
Seeds per gram: 20 seeds

SKU B3-14
Shipping Weight 0.0010kg
Botanical name: Cynara scolymus
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 10 seeds
Seeds per gram: 20


By: on 23 March 2016
I planted both the green and the purple artichokes. They look awesome when they are both in flower. I thin the purple ones are a little shorter but that didn't bother me

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