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Arctium pubens

Burdock

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Arctium pubens (Burdock). This wild-flowering biennial species will produce arching stems. The leaves are broadly heart-shaped and about 30cm. The flowers are purple and egg shaped blooming in spikes.

Characteristics

Biennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Eurasia

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Propagation

By seed.

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