The Violet Star Artichoke is a dramatic alternative to the traditional Green Globe Artichoke. It produces a vibrant purple flower bud with a nutty flavor and creamy texture. Choose a sunny spot in your garden with lots of room for this dark beauty to grow. Artichokes are perennial plants that keep coming back bigger and more productive every year.
- Heat tolerant
- Drought tolerant
- Usually produces in 2nd year
SEED PLANTING INFO
- Botanical name: Cynara scolymus
- Depth to plant seeds: .25" deep
- Spacing between plants: 2'-4' apart
- Spacing between rows: 4'-5' apart
- Days to germinate (sprout): 12-21 days
- Germination soil temps: 70F-80F
- Plant height: 3'-5'
- Plant width: 5'-6'
- Soil needs: 5.5-6.5 pH
- Sun needs: Full sun
- Frost hardy: Yes
- Planting season: Spring
- # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 1 plant per 9 sq. ft.
- Days to maturity: 85-120 days
Good companion plants: Basil, Cabbage, Pea, Pepper, Tomato
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