Monday, June 6, 2011

Tall Tales

If you think all artichokes are tasty, think again. I don't know what kind this one is, but it is not very meaty or tasty, which is why I am happy to let it go to flower every year. It is such a dynamic plant with huge leaves and flowers over six feet tall that I love it mixed in the perennial borders, but I have learned the hard way not to try to cook it up for dinner. If you are planning on growing artichokes to eat, I suggest you do your homework and buy ones that are grown to be tasty, not just random ones that you pick up at the nursery.


kacky said...

So pretty- I have always loved the look of those plants. Love the purple.

FlowerLady said...

What a wonderful flowering plant, 6'tall. Wow! I love purples.


Shirley said...

This plant is so exotic looking, I'd grow it anyway!!

ZZ said...

I will definately take that advice.

I like artichokes but it does no good if you plant ones that don't taste right.