Seven Seeds Farm
This is a beautiful perennial artichoke that is cold hardy and produces gorgeous purple tinged buds that are more elongated than green globe ball shaped buds. Perennial in Zone 7 and warmer; otherwise treat as an annual. Plants grow to 3-4' tall and should be spaced at about the same. Plants produce 2-5+ buds per plant once established.
Note that we have found gophers to be very fond of eating artichoke roots so we will routinely plant them in wire baskets / cages. SSF
AR12: 1 g(~25 seeds) - $3.95
Artichoke, Imperial Star