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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Pioneer Farm

  • Hardiness Zones


    Jerusalem artichoke is a perennial sunflower relative that produces a profusion of bright yellow flowers atop ten foot stalks. It is valued for its edible tubers, which resemble the flavor of water chestnuts.

    Latin Name

    Helianthus tuberosus


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Also Known As

    Sunroot Sunchoke


    Type of Plant

    Perennials
    Vegetable

    Bloom Season

    August - September


    Seasons

    Fall
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 10'
    Max Spread: 5'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds
    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern North America


    History

    George Washington was growing Jerusalem artichokes at his farm at Muddy Hole.


    Other Details

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

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