What are the pros? Interesting, hummers like it
What are the cons? All bloom at the same time
Fascinating plant and flower for the herb garden. Unusual. Makes a statement. Everyone asks what it is. I have them coming up all over the place as volunteers. I "edit out" the ones that are growing in a bad spot. I have let them come back year after year because the hummers just LOVE this flower. And they fight over the downy thistle for their nests. I planted a bunch of different artichokes for the food, and this is the only one coming back year after year (5? years running now.) Eating them is kind of not worth the effort because the heart is small, the plant is very spiny, and they all bloom at once so you have to be ready for a bunch all at the same time. I'm going to try the green globe again.....for eating anyway.
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