Perfect for an ornamental garden as well as the vegetable patch. Silver, thistle like foliage and tall flower stems topped by fat thistle buds. If not harvested as a vegetable it produces a large purple flower which is an excellent source for bees and other insects.
June to September
Moist, well drained
Beds and borders.
Photo by Cillas / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)