Artichoke Companion Plants: 5 Perfect Choices & What to Avoid



One of the few perennial vegetables is the artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus). This lovely plant is silvery green and works well in vegetable gardens and ornamental beds.

The artichoke’s unopened flower is its edible portion. But don’t be too sad if you miss the harvest of an unopened flower; the flowers are just as lovely as the plants!

5 Best Companion Plants for Artichoke

– Sweet Alyssum – Yarrow – Thyme – Marigolds – Yarrow

Additional Friendly Choices

– Lettuce – Radish – Onions – Strawberries – Chives – Lavender


Artichokes grow best from transplants that are planted after all threat of frost has passed. Compared to using seeds, you’ll get your harvest earlier.

Growing From Seed

Seeds can also be used to start artichokes. Seeds should be planted at least 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date, and in more northern climates, 10 to 12 weeks.

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