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Cynara scolymus 'Green Globe'

Green Globe Artichoke

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Cynara scolymus 'Green Globe'
Principal Common Name Green Globe Artichoke
Common Name(s)
Description Coarse, thistle-like perennial herb. Leaves are divided. Stalks terminate with flower heads surrounded by large, leathery bracts. The tubular flowers may be blue, violet or white. The edible portion is in the immature, unopen flower bracts.
General Comments
Nativity Mediterranean and Canary Islands
Height Range 3 - 5 FT
Spread Range 3 - 5 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Coarse : Toothed
Form Edible : Subshrub
Flower Color Purple
Flower Time Spring : Summer
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Moist : Rich : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Edible : Flower : Size

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