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Artichokes are extremely hardy and will grow 1-1.5 metres in height and width. The edible bud grows on the ends of long flower stalks, the plant can take up to a year to produce flower buds but they are worth waiting for.
Choose artichoke varieties that are well-suited to your climate. Some popular varieties for Mediterranean climates include 'Green Globe,' 'Imperial Star,' and 'Purple of Romagna.'
Artichokes can be successfully grown in Perth as it has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
How to Grow Artichokes in Perth
Globe artichokes prefer a sunny spot with plenty of space, they can take over so may be worth planting in large pots, tubs or raised garden beds.
They like rich, well-drained soil. If you see their outer leaves drooping, it will be because of waterlogging during winter months or drying out in hot summers so preparation is key!
If growing in pots or tubs, choose Baileys Veg & Herb Premium Planting mix.