A new reason for you to grow your own artichokes! Not only is 'Opera' drought tolerant, supremely easy to grow (they are giant thistles after all!) tasty and highly architectural, this much sought after new variety bears stand-out, ornamental, violet-red heads! To 3 - 4’ tall and across, the primary heads are 4 - 5” across followed by smaller secondary heads. Not fussy about soil, but best performance with compost added. Deer resistant!