Improved Green Globe Artichoke
Cynara scolymus 'Improved Green Globe'
|Description||Harvest your own tender artichokes! Big flower buds that form at the tops of stalks may be cut for eating. If not cut, buds open to spectacular purple, thistle-like flowers, great for arrangements. Unique, highly textured grey-green foliage adds season-long interest to the landscape. Works well in containers. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing, fountain-like form; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||This plant is both ornamental and edible, so it may belong in the veggie garden or the landscape. Artichoke is thistle like and therefore is perfect in the Mediterranean style landscape. Unique foliage makes it visually interesting in the foliage color based landscape. An exceptional container plant for porch or patio with exceptional architectural value. Add to modern landscapes for this reason. It is often found in the traditional herb garden, parterre and potager.|
|Companion Plants||Pomegranate (Punica); Bay Leaf (Laurus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Basil (Ocimum)|
|Care||Provide fertile, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular water but tolerates moderate drought; foliage may die back in extreme heat, but new foliage will emerge as temperatures cool. Apply fertilizer in early spring.|
|Lore||The edible part of this plant is the immature flower bud harvested at is fullest but before it has begun to open.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.