Globe Artichoke - Cynara scolymus 17cm pot

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Description

Globe Artichoke

Cynara scolymus

Cynara scolymus or Globe Artichoke. A large and striking perennial vegetable with arching silvery-green deeply toothed leaves (prickly at the tooth-tips). It bears thistle-like flowers, 8-15cm across with numerous triangular scales and purple florets. Purple Globe Artichoke is hardier and best in cooler areas. It needs space in full sun and well-drained soil.