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Artichoke

Botanical Name
Cynara scolymus
Hardiness
Zones 6 to 9, annual elsewhere
Height
3 to 6 feet
Width
2 to 4 feet
Flowers
Mid fall: violet (thistle-like)
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, fertile
Planting & Care
  • Plant root divisions after last frost, space 2 to 3 feet apart in rows 21/2 to 3 feet apart.
  • Cut back and provide winter protection.
  • Divide every 3 years.
  • Plants usually don't flower their first year.
Problems
Aphids
Varieties
  • Violetto - purple variety
  • Imperial Star - 3' tall
  • Grande Buerre - up to 9' tall

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