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Artichoke Imperial Star
Artichoke Imperial Star

Artichoke Imperial Star

  • Bring a touch of the unusual and exotic into the vegetable garden, and flower borders!
  • Magnificent flower buds ready to harvest and serve between June and September.
  • Easy to prepare, just steam or boil until the buds are tender.
  • Buds left on the plants will open into thistle-like flowers that are a magnet for bees and butterflies.
  • Supplied as 3 established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant, reaching 180cm (6ft) in height and 75cm (2½ft) wide.

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3 x9cm Pots
Item: 380116
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Globe Artichokes are considered a true gourmet food by many, probably because of there unusual and exotic looks. These large and architectural perennial plants are grown for their edible flower buds, but they also make great ornamentals in the garden.

‘Imperial Star’ is a very good cropper, even in its first year, and forms exceptionally large buds with a great taste that are ready to harvest between June and September. Any buds left on the plants will flower, looking like thistles that are a magnet for bees and butterflies.

Remove the buds just before they open and begin to flower and boil or steam until tender before remove the leaf scales one by one. The scales and hearts are delicious dipped in melted butter.

The plants will provide excellent crops for several seasons, but it’s best to replace them ever 3 or 4 years as they become gradually less productive.

Supplied as 3 established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant, reaching 180cm (6ft) in height and 75cm (2½ft) wide.

What Is Supplied

Item 380116 supplied as:
Supplied as 3 established p.lants in 9cm pots

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Care Information

Growing Artichokes

  • Plant in well prepared soil in full sun, 1m (3ft) apart.
  • Protect very young plants from frost in their first season by covering with fleece when cold weather is expected.
  • Water well until established and throughout the summer.


  • Cut buds from the plants just before they begin to flower between June and September.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
Fruiting Time

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
180 cm
75 cm
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