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.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Edible, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|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
Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7
Good to grow!
This plant is not available to purchase online.
Check a local Monrovia retailer.
This plant may be available in these stores:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
Lowe's 425 New Byhalia Road
Collierville, Tennessee 38017
Poplar Pointe Garden Center 9495 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, Tennessee 38138-8003
Digger O'dell Nurseries Dello Nurseries Inc.
Arlington, Tennessee 38002
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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.