Growing Burdock, also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)

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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

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!
28 Apr 17, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
How do they look like as a.plant
30 Apr 17, Jack (Australia - temperate climate)
Burdock is a biennial member of the Asteracea family so has daisy type flowers. It is not easy to describe the appearance of the plant. You could look up pictures on the internet.
19 Sep 20, Heather (Australia - temperate climate)
Looks a lot like rhubarb - very large leaves.
23 Apr 17, Simon (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can I buy Burdock plants or seeds in South Africa. Alternaively_ where can I buy Seeds overseas?
24 Apr 17, John (Australia - temperate climate)
I found some on . search them and enter 'burdock seeds'. All the best
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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?

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