Do any of you know what this pretty purple flower is? It is an artichoke flower, we planted two plants this year and have enjoyed 7 artichokes harvested and eaten at our dinner table. But one of them did not get picked in time, and it was a little to mature. So we decided to let it go to flower instead. I was not sure what to expect. This stunning purple flower emerged with a 5 inch bloom! Kind of a fun little surprise!