Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) Potted Herb Plant

Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) Potted Herb Plant

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Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) is a perennial that thrives in moist, well-drained soils under full to partial sun. This plant is best known for its edible flower buds, which can be consumed raw or cooked. Its stems can also be used as a celery substitute, added to soups, stews, and salads. Its young leaves are added to salads in small amounts due to its bitter flavor. Its roots are cooked like parsnips, and can be roasted, sautéed, or added to soups and stews.

Type: Annual, Perennial, Biennial, Tender Perennial, Evergreen tree/shrub, Deciduous tree/shrub
Family:  Asteraceae
Native Range:
Growing Zones:  5-9
Mature Height: 4-6 feet
Mature Width: 2-3 feet

Sowing: Start indoors 8 weeks prior to last frost, transplant outdoors 2-3 weeks after the last frost has passed.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 10-21 @ 70F
Special Maintenance: n/a 

Sunlight: Full sun, Part Sun
Soil Type: Average
Water: Average
Drought Tolerance: Poor
Growth Rate: Moderate

Leaf Description: Long, jagged
Bloom Time: Summer, June-August
Bloom Description: Purple thistle-like, but soft flowers

Harvest: Leaf, Flower buds
Harvest Time: Summer, June-August

Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators


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