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Globe Artichoke 'Purple Globe'

Cynara cardunculus | Cynara scolymus, Cardoon

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Large purple globes in late summer make a delicious side dish

Attractive silvery foliage

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Globe Artichoke 'Purple Globe' is a magnificent perennial that will provide you with a tasty, purple, globe-shaped head towards the end of the summer. Its foliage is a gorgeous silvery colour, and they are wonderful in any allotment, vegetable plot or even a cottage garden border. The unharvested flower head attract the bees. Height 180cm (71”) and spread 75cm (30”).

Height Up to 180cm (71in)
Spread Up to 75cm (30in)

Hardy Perennial

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Flowering Months


6 artichoke jumbo plug plants (KB9637)
1 x 2 litre potted artichoke plant (KC0309)
3 peat-free artichoke jumbo plug plants (KC3114)

Grow globe artichoke plants in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun with protection from strong winds. Direct sow globe artichoke seed outdoors from March to April when the soil has warmed up. Globe artichoke grown outdoors will usually flower the year after planting.
Cover young globe artichoke plants with fleece when required to protect them from frosts. When growing globe artichokes, provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. Throughout summer, water globe artichokes regularly, particularly during dry periods. Harvest globe artichokes from July, before the scales open, while the buds are plump. Globe artichokes will produce good crops for several seasons but are best replaced after 3 years to maintain vigour and crop yields.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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