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Burdock

Arctium spp.

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Arctium palladinii 1
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Arctium palladinii 1

Burdock Overview

Arctium contains 19 species of biennial plants, well known by the name burdock. They are native to Asia and Europe, but have been introduced worldwide. Featuring large dark green leaves up to 70cm long, with wooly undersides and hollow leafstalks and spiky purple flowerheads.

How to propagate Burdock

Seed

By seed.

Other uses of Burdock

Various culinary and medicinal uses, as well as for bee fodder.