Artichokes bring an exotic look to your herb garden! They have been grown for centuries, dating back to the Greeks and Romans. They are native to the Mediterranean area and grow in the wild. Here in the United States, they are considered to be a somewhat tender perennial. The edible portion of the plant is the large flower bud, and each plant produces several of the buds which are 2 – 5 inches across. The heart of the bud is very tender, and there are many wonderful methods of preparation that bring out the flavors of this gourmet herb. This variety produces buds that are violet in color and are known for being very flavorful.
Makes a stunning and bold, long lasting cut flower if allowed to flower. Hardy to zone 7