- Cynara scolymus
- Edible flower buds
- huge bright silver foliage
Cynara scolymus - Globe Artichoke. An attractive architectural perennial with huge silver leaves which can also be harvested - the buds can be picked before they open as artichokes, it is however an ornamental plant in its own right.
Cynara scolymus is of mediteranean origin so it prefers to grow in a free draining soil in full sun.
Height & Spread: 2 x 2m
Flower Colour: purple
Soil Type: Most
Aspect: full sun
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer & Autumn
Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions