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PlantFiles: Artichoke, Cardoon, Artichoke Thistle
Cynara scolymus 'Violetto'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cynara (SIN-uh-ruh) (Info)
Species: scolymus (SKOL-ee-mus) (Info)
Cultivar: Violetto

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Vegetables

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Veined

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive QCHammy On May 31, 2009, QCHammy from San Tan Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

These don't have as much edible flesh on the individual petals/sepals or whatever as the more globular artichokes but is delicious none the less. Also has a little less heart as well.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Queen Creek, Arizona
Houston, Texas



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