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Characteristics: Perennial thistle 1.4-2 m
Seed per packet: 10
This perennial Artichoke has very attractive deep purple flower buds, often spiky.
A beautiful looking vegetable with its large silver blue foliage and stunning scented, purple, pink flower heads in late summer.
Also an attractive addition to the flower garden.
Prefers a deep rich soil in an open sunny position, frost resistant but drought tender.
Tropical: Autumn and Winter.
Temperate: Spring and Autumn.
Sow: 5mm deep.
For best results sow directly into soil where they are to grow.
Germination: 5-7 days.
Plant space: 60cm
Row space: 60 cm
Maturity: 52 weeks
Feed regularly with a soluble fertiliser for stronger plants.To promote new growth harvest continuously.