Just planted some of these! Purple artichoke not just for eating, makes a great feature plant // Great Gardens & Ideas // ~ I love my artichokes and always have a plant or two in my yard amongst my flowers.
Growing artichokes as annuals that bear edible buds their first season requires an early start, but properly handled artichoke plants will prosper in a range of climates. Perennial purple for zone 6
How to Plant ARTICHOKE Seeds For really big, heavy blooming plants, start seed indoors in 4 inch containers, 5-6 weeks before the last spring frost. Plant only your best seedlings into the garden 3 feet apart. About 20% of the seedlings will be of low vigor and should be discarded. In zones 7 and above, artichoke plants may also be started from seeds, from late spring through late summer, for large, productive plants the following season.