Jerusalem Artichoke


  • USDA Zones 3 to 9 (Find Your Zone)
  • Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Average Soils
  • 6 to 10 Feet Tall
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Birds
  • Edible Tubers
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Jerusalem Artichoke, Helianthus tuberosus, is a type of sunflower native to Eastern North America but now widespread throughout the continent. Jerusalem artichoke is a perennial sunflower typically grown for both its attractive flowers and its edible tubers. The plant grows 6 to 10 feet tall and prefers average moisture and full sun. Medium-sized flowers bloom in late summer to early fall. Seed heads are highly attractive to birds, such as goldfinches. Jerusalem Artichoke tends to spread aggressively so is best planted in a dedicated site, where it will not encroach on other plantings.


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