It has to be the best named artichoke there is. Of some culinary significance, I'm tempted to eat this one but, nah, it'll flower soon, mauve and thistly, rising out of the salvia and gaura.
It looks great with sea holly massed behind it. In fact, talking sea holly,
I cannot believe how steely blue eryngium planum 'Jade frost' is becoming. Soon they'll all turn, should make quite a picture!