Latin Name: Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus
Common Names: artichoke
Lifespan: Perrenial and/or annual
Growth Structure: Upright growth 4 feet tall
Light Requirement: Full sun
Water Requirement: **
Description: Grown for its ornamental beauty and for its tasty fruit, the artichoke can grow up to 4 ft with silvery green foliage with circular fruit. Any fruit that is not harvested will bloom into a thistle-like flower with electric purple petals. The fruit is delicious steamed, fried, grilled, and roasted.