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Helianthus tuberosus Jerusalem Artichoke


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Helianthus tuberosus 'Jerusalem Artichoke' is a large perennial sunflower with yellow daisy-like flowers, used primarily for its edible tuberous roots.


Description:
Helianthus tuberosus 'Jerusalem Artichoke' is a large, robust yellow sunflower that was and continues to be used, primarily, for its edible tubers. Unlike potatoes, the Jerusalem Artichoke contains no starch but, rather, carbohydrate in a form that is metabolized into natural sugar. Easily found in produce markets. 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. Pollinator attractor.


Common Name: Perennial Sunflower

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour: Green

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rich and damp thickets. Mesic to dry black soil prairies, gravel prairies, sand prairies, hill prairies, limestone glades, and areas along railroads

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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