Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus 'Violet de Provence') in the Artichokes Database

Botanical names:
Cynara scolymus Accepted
Cynara cardunculus subsp. scolymus Synonym

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

just beginning to turn purple

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 21, 2014 12:32 AM

A large ornamental heirloom from France with a fine flavor and pretty purple flower heads.

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