Artichoke- Purple Headed

Cynara scolymus Open Pollinated

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

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Artichoke- Purple Headed' seeds

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.

Seeds per gram: 20
Product code: B3-14

Best Months to Sow
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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 10mm
Season 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 Until Maturity 300-400 days

*Notes: Can be grown as an annual or perennial. Protect from slugs, snails and aphids.

How To Grow



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Ratings & Reviews


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
customer review from 4/06/2014 23 March 2016