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Common Burdock in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Arctium minus

 

Common Burdock

Common Burdock is a biennial plant, rather tall, reaching as much as 1.8m tall. In the first year it forms large rosettes of dark green heart-shaped basal leaves, and in the second year a sturdy flowering stalk is formed. Stem leaves are large, heart-shaped and with very hairy undersides. The flowers are pinkish to purple, and are enclosed in a prickly burr. WARNING: Can be invasive

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plant Features
  • Common Burdock likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Common Burdock likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Common Burdock likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Common Burdock

Latin name

Arctium minus

type

Biennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Common Burdock likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Common Burdock likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Common 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 Common Burdock is 1.00meters x 1.80meters 1.00 M 1.80 M

Arctium minus

Common Burdock is a biennial plant, rather tall, reaching as much as 1.8m tall. In the first year it forms large rosettes of dark green heart-shaped basal leaves, and in the second year a sturdy flowering stalk is formed. Stem leaves are large, heart-shaped and with very hairy undersides. The flowers are pinkish to purple, and are enclosed in a prickly burr. WARNING: Can be invasive


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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