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botanical name:
Cynara cardunculus (Scolymus Group) 'Purple Globe'
Cynara cardunculus (Scolymus Group) 'Purple Globe' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Globe Artichoke 'Purple Globe'
synonyms:  Cynara scolymus 'Purple Globe'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 2.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Culinary vegetable. Large thistle-type flower heads have scaly bracts tinted dark reddish purple, enclosing purple-mauve tufted flowers. Forms a big clump with large jaggedly cut, silvery grey-green basal leaves.

Moist, well drained soil and full sun. Best in light soils and a reasonably warm location sheltered from cold winds.
In cold areas the rootstock should be protected by a dry winter mulch.

From seed. Sow in April and transplant to their final position the following year.

Edible flower buds.

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