An Artichoke that comes to us from Washington State, named for a mountain in the North Cascades. It certainly seems like "mountain garlic"- it has the winter hardiness and toughness to grow well in colder regions.
The population shows a slight inclination (roughly 10%) to go hardneck (bolt). This is a natural reaction to cold temperature exposure and can happen in any softneck, both Artichoke and Silverskin families. The bulbils often form in the stem before emerging. The bulbils can be planted to produce rounds, which are then great planting stock the year after. In fact...that is the primary way I've selected for Artichoke hardiness for Chopaka Mountain, and Ozark.
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