General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies

Common names
  • Artichoke
  • Globe Artichoke

  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 21, 2014 12:23 AM concerning plant:
    An heirloom variety with pointed purple artichokes, which are more tender than the green types. Needs a mild climate.
  • Posted by SCurtis (Maryville, Tn - Zone 7a) on Aug 22, 2014 1:58 PM concerning plant:
    These do great from seed, but don't expect to get many buds the first year. Make sure to cover with green compost and mulch to get it through the winter, especially in zones 8-6, so you'll have a lot of amazing chokes the next year.

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