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Helianthus tuberosus - Sunchoke, Jerusalem Artichoke - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order] - Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Helianthus tuberosus - Sunchoke, Jerusalem Artichoke - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order] - Helianthus tuberosus, Jerusalem artichoke or sunchoke, is a large perennial sunflower with edible tuberous roots.
Helianthus tuberosus - Helianthus tuberosus, Jerusalem artichoke or sunchoke, is a large perennial sunflower with edible tuberous roots.


 
15cm
Price: $14.99
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Sun
Height: 6-10'
Width: 2-3'
Flower Colour: Yellow

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Availability: Pick-up or shipping in early to mid October 2022.
Product Code: 11594
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Description Fine Print
 
Helianthus tuberosus is a large, robust yellow sunflower that was and continues to be used, primarily, for its edible tubers. Unlike potatoes, the Jerusalem artichoke or sunchoke contains no starch but, rather, carbohydrate in a form that is metabolized into natural sugar. Delicious when boiled or roasted. Can also be eaten raw which imparts a sweet, nutty taste. The flowers are simply daisy-like with yellow rays and bright golden centers. Can also be used as an ornamental at the back of the sunny border but note that plants spread rhizomatously. Pollinator attractor.
Details
  • Class: Deciduous
  • Soil Moisture: Average
  • Flowering Time: Summer - Fall
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Unknown
  • Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
  • Habitat: Rich and damp thickets. Mesic to dry black soil prairies, gravel prairies, sand prairies, hill prairies, limestone glades, and areas along railroads
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - North America
  • BC Native: No