How to Dry Arthichoke Flowers


Whether it's because they would look better complimenting the décor of your home or because you want to save the seeds, you may find yourself compelled to save the bright blooms that top your artichoke plants. This task can be accomplished with proper timing and a little knowledge on how to approach the task at hand. Drying artichoke flowers takes minimal effort, leaving you something beautiful and practical in the end.

Step 1

Cut full-bloom artichoke flowers away from the plant at the base of the stem with scissors or shears.

Step 2

Inspect the flower for bugs and loose dirt that can be gently brushed away.

Step 3

Tie a string around the stem of the flower, making sure it is at least 6 inches long.

Step 4

Hang the flower upside down from by the string in a cool, dry place out of direct sunshine.

Step 5

Allow the flower to air dry for one to two weeks. Test the flower for brittle and dry petals, signs the drying process is complete.

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors or shears
  • String


  • Planet Natural: Growing Artichokes
  • University of Kentucky College of Agriculture: H0-70: Preserving Flowers and Foliage
  • North Dakota State University: Methods of Preserving Flowers
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About this Author

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination, and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.