How to grow Artichoke plant

Artichoke plant grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Cynara also known as Globe Artichoke, Artichoke plant annual in cold climate and in warmer climate perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-10.

Leaves size 20-60+ cm the color is green gray, the edge of the leaf spiny serrated.

Artichoke buds

Buds are the edible part, the bottom of the bud is the heart is the biggest edible part, in every bud leaf in the end it’s also edible part, the bud size 5-20 cm.

Flower color purple that grow in globe shape buds.

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How to grow Artichoke plant growing and care:

Slightly acid soil, mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
If ants build their nest next to the plant there is no future for this plant

Planting season:
Spring, autumn in warmer climate

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
1-2 m

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (in warmer climate)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Purple flower that grow in globe shape buds

Pollination is done by:

Scientific name:

Cynara scolymus

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Bud
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9