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Cynara scolymus/Globe Artichoke

Cynara scolymus / Cynara scolymus
Attractive clump of foliage as a garden accent
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Attractive clump of foliage as a garden accent

Makes a wonderful accent plant during the cool season of the year

Young developing artichokes

Attractive accent plant in a bed of tulips and other plants

Mature artichokes nearly ready for harvest

Several artichokes produced on this healthy specimen growing in full sunlight and protection from freezing temperatures

Artichoke featured as a accent plant in this southern botanical garden

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Scientific Name: Cynara scolymus
Common Name: Globe Artichoke
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: The large, arching, lobed, silvery glaucous-green leaves on relatively large plants make a bold statement in the landscape, They also have a large purple flower that some think is attractive. In addition, they can produce edible fruit. Grows into a very large specimen in a single season. The bold, coarse textured foliage is particularly striking.