This French heirloom artichoke produces larger purple artichokes, similar to Green Globe in shape. It is known for it's excellent flavor. Really a stunning addition to your warm climate perennial garden.
Minimum of 15 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 1 inch
Plant Spacing: 3-5 feet
Row Spacing: 5 feet
To plant as a perennial, start indoor 8 weeks before the last frost date. Transplant after danger of serious frost has passed.
To plant as an annual, start very early, allowing for 6 weeks of indoor growth and 6 weeks of outdoor growth. To simulate an artificial winter, harden off in a protected place for 6 weeks, making sure the temperatures stay low. Transplant after the danger of serious frost has passed.
They thrive in full sun to partial shade, preferring light, fertile and well-drained soil. Sandy or loam is ideal.