Purple Artichoke - Violette de Provence
'Violet de Provence' is gorgeous in the garden. It produces pretty chokes with delicious chunky petals. The plants are robust and extra productive, even in marginal landscaping situations. They need rich, well-drained soil, full sun, a temperate climate and plenty of room. Plants grow to 4' tall and as wide, spectacular silvery sculptures that come back year after year.
This European heirloom is extra early. If you love artichokes, grow both purple and silver varieties for an uninterrupted supply. Baby chokes are wonderful in garlic butter, and if a few grow too big, let them bloom. They make spectacular cut flowers. 85 days.
15 heirloom seeds