my first artichoke!
Plant growing along with some Hydrangeas in Petropolis, north of Rio de Janeiro. Mid spring.
I love these !! It got so much attention in my garden. Everyone wanted to know what it was. I did nothing to it except water it,& let it grow. I will plant more in the spring for eating.
Here's one in Riverside California
I planted this for the first time this year. These grew great for me and didn't become huge at all. I am hoping it will come back next spring as it is still growing now in December. I only planted 1 plant and monitored it closely, pulling off any leaves that didn't look good so maybe thats what kept it in control.I am not sure but I will plant more this year.
Globe Artichoke -- Looks like a Pineapple!
Very Tall Globe Artichoke Plant -- Six Feet Tall!
Biggest Artichoke I've Grown. Bigger than my hand.
Globe Artichoke in bloom.
Always a conversation piece in the garden when the articokes are in bloom.
Photo taken September 2007
just past flowering, June, Southern California
Photo © Walter Prayzner, http://www.wpcg.com, with permission