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Artichoke

Cynara spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Some green foliage of a Cynara plant growing in a garden
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Artichoke Overview

Cynara is a genus of 11 thistle-like, clumping, perennial plants often grown for their large architectural flowers and edible parts. They originate from the Mediterranean, Middle East, Northwestern Africa and the Canary Islands. Foliage is silvery grey-green and divided and spherical flowers are produced either singly or in corymbs.

Common problems with Artichoke

How to propagate Artichoke

Seed

Division

Special features of Artichoke

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Artichoke

Grown for their large heads of flowers and vegetables.