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Purple Artichoke Tarot Seed Packet

The Three of Swords represents the beauty of vulnerability in challenging times. Though this colorful breed of artichoke can be at risk to dry soil and requires support to grow tall, it can help bring about an appreciation for the precious fragility of nature.

Cynara Scolymus Perennial

This herbacious plant is grown for it's edible flower buds which can be harvested before the flower blooms. It's leaves are a silver-green color and can have a prickly texture. 

Envelope contains 15 seeds.

  • SUN NEEDS: full sun (minimum of 6 hours)
  • PLANTING DEPTH: 1/3 inch
  • GERMINATION: 4-12 days
  • MATURITY: 180-200 days
  • SOIL TYPE: loamy, sandy
  • SUPPORT NEEDED: Garden stake and twine

Sow 4 to 6 feet apart due to the size of the plant. Seeds should be stratified by placing them in a freezer for a week or two before planting. This method causes the plant to produce stronger buds because it will have already survived cold temperatures. Best time to sow is early fall to allow it to establish before winter.