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Greater Burdock in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Arctium lappa

 

Greater Burdock

Greater Burdock is a biennial plant, rather tall, reaching as much as 3m tall. It prefers a fresh, worked soil, rich in humus, and should be positioned in full sunlight. Plants are cultivated for their slender roots, which can grow about 1 meter long and 2 cm across. The root was traditionally used in Britain as a flavouring in the herbal drink dandelion and burdock

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plant Features
  • Greater Burdock likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Greater Burdock likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Greater Burdock is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Greater Burdock likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Greater Burdock

Latin name

Arctium lappa

type

Biennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Greater Burdock likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Greater Burdock is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Greater Burdock likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Greater Burdock likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Greater Burdock is 1.00meters x 3.00meters 1.00 M 3.00 M

Arctium lappa

Greater Burdock is a biennial plant, rather tall, reaching as much as 3m tall. It prefers a fresh, worked soil, rich in humus, and should be positioned in full sunlight. Plants are cultivated for their slender roots, which can grow about 1 meter long and 2 cm across. The root was traditionally used in Britain as a flavouring in the herbal drink dandelion and burdock


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant young plants in a fresh, worked soil, rich in humus, and they should be positioned in full sunlight.

 
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