How to grow Artichoke plant

Artichoke plant growing 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.

Artichoke plant for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

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

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone