Colorado Red Star is an annual artichoke, meaning it will produce its first year! Bred by Keith Mayberry, this 2- to 3-foot tall edible ornamental produces purple globes in the first season. This easy-to-grow artichoke thrives in a wide range of climates. Perfect for hot climates, as the cold treatment that most artichokes require is not needed for this annual artichoke, this plant can be overwinter in zones above 7. Plants only need to receive a minimum of 10 days of 45-50°F to produce buds.
Photo and seed from: Johnny's Seed