Grown around the Mediterranean for its edible Celery-like stalks, but is mainly grown as a magnificent foliage plant, with Thistle-like blue or purple flowers that bloom in late summer. Very popular for flower arrangements and closely related to the Globe Artichoke.
Matures first season from transplant.
|OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION||DAYS TO GERMINATION||DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS||PREFERRED GROWING PERIOD||WHEN TO SOW||NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET||PREFERRED GROWING METHOD||BEST USE|
|21-27||10-12||100cm||Warmer Temps||2.3||50||Transplant||Gourmet Vegetable|