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Cynara Scolymus Artichoke Plant

Cynara Scolymus Artichoke Plant

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Cynara Scolymus, more commonly known as the Artichoke plant, is a remarkable and versatile addition to both the garden and the kitchen. With its striking visual appeal, characterised by large, architectural, and silvery-green foliage, it also offers the delectable and nutritious edible artichokes. These globe artichokes produce unique buds that are prized in Mediterranean cuisine for their rich, nutty flavour. Not only are they a culinary delicacy, but artichokes are also known for their exceptional health benefits. They boast one of the highest antioxidant contents among all vegetables, making them a nutritional powerhouse. Additionally, artichokes are a good source of folic acid, vitamins, and essential minerals. Cynara Scolymus is a resilient perennial plant, capable of reaching a height of up to 2 meters and is well-suited for cultivation in the UK's zone 6 and above. This frost-tolerant species blooms from August to September, attracting essential pollinators like bees and Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). In essence, the Artichoke plant is not only a feast for the senses but also a source of wellness and beauty in your garden.

At a glance

  • Nectar rich, excellent bee plant
  • Tall late summer flowering architectural plant
  • Highly medicinal liver cleanser
  • Kitchen garden plant

    You will receive 1 hardened off, strong standard sized plug plant.

    Common Name Artichoke
    Plant Form Potted Plant
    Plant Type Perennial
    Climate Temperate
    Plant habitat It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.
    Sunlight Full sun, partial shade
    Watering Light
    Flowering period Purple
    Flower Colour August - September
    Season of interest Spring
    Foliage Deciduous
    Hardiness Rating (RHS) H7 (<20 °C),H6 (-20 to -15 °C)
    Soil type Light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and those that are nutrionally poor
    Soil PH Acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
    Size Height: 2m, Spread: 1m
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