Burdock (Arctium lappa) Plant



Arctium lappa, commonly called greater burdock, is a Eurasian species of plants in the sunflower family.  It is cultivated in gardens for its root, which is used as a vegetable. 
Family: Asteraceae
Growing Zones: 3-9
Native Range:
Mature Height: 4 – 5 feet
Mature Width: 4 feet
Spacing: 3 – 4 feet
Sunlight: Part Shade
Water: Moderate
Soil Type: Average, well drained
Growth Rate: Moderate
Leaf Description: Large
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Bloom Description: Purple, thistle-like
Harvest: Root
Harvest Time: Late Fall
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Special Properties: Self-seeding, can become invasive. Deep taproot to 3ft.


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