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Cynara scolymus, Rustic, traditional Large French Heirloom , Rustic, traditional Heirloom French variety. Also known as 'cat's head', producing the largest hearts of any artichoke. A perennial vegetable with large flowerheads which are deep green faintly tinged with purple & with solid hearts. Plants are easy to grow, lasting many years. Its Silver-green foliage & large flower heads make it an interesting plant when grown in the ornamental garden. The fleshy base of the petals & the meaty heart are the most edible parts. Buds are usually cut when 6 -10cm in dia. Vigorous & prolific, HEIGHT up to 1.8m. A noble plant, both for foliage & flowers & worthy of a place in any border , Seed Count Approx - 10 avg
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