Growing Burdock, also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)

Arctium lappa : Asteraceae / the daisy family

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Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 5a regions

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 20°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 60 cm apart
  • Harvest in 17-18 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Best grown in separate bed.

Your comments and tips

27 Jul 20, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try a Google search
13 Dec 19, Suzanne (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Koanga sell burdock seeds
08 May 19, Kevin (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Hi my brother an i have started from 2019 to study the cause of diseases especially diabetes .we have started making our own cleases with dandelion an.plantain thanks to the doctor sebi ,we have started to research more about herbs
08 Jul 20, Filip (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
I'm also interested in growing Burdock. I also follow Dr Sebi and Dr Morse. I'd like to grow my own herbs and make tinctures.
07 May 19, Kevin (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Where can i purchase burdock seeds
02 Apr 19, Rene’ (USA - Zone 2a climate)
Can you grow burdock root from the root it’s self? Can it be re-planted to start a garden? If not where can I purchase the seeds?
01 Feb 19, Allen Slone (Canada - Zone 2b Sub-Arctic climate)
Does burdock grow wild in Alaska?
24 Oct 17, Maryn Goldblatt (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy Burdock seeds or plants/
08 Feb 18, Astrid (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
You don't specify your city, but have a look at the Mountain Herb Estate web site: They are outside Pretoria, very helpful, and could probably courier for you if necessary. They do sell Burdock, but I think it's the Articum Lappa variety. If you are looking for a different one they might be able to source it for you or point you in the right direction.
07 Oct 17, Tai (USA - Zone 4a climate)
I am living in Des Moines, Iowa. I would like to grow burdock plants but I do not know they could be coming back the next year whenever the cold winter over. Please, let me known. Thanks!
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