Artichokes

Artichokes

The artichoke aside from being used as food is also an attractive plant for its bright floral display.

About Artichokes

The artichoke is a perennial in the thistle group of the sunflower family and is believed to be a native of the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands.In full growth, the plant spreads to cover an area about siz feet in diameter and reaches a height of three to four feet. The 'vegetable' that we eat is actually the plant's flower bud. If allowed to flower, the blossoms measure up to seven inches in diameter and are a beautiful violet-blue color.