Arctium minus growing herbaceous of the genus Arctium also known as Lesser burdock or Wild rhubarb, Arctium minus biennial plant, used as edible plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-8.
Leaves edible color green in spear to deltoid shape.
Arctium minus flower
Flower head edible and there is spines, the color of the flower purple.
Roots edible with brown peel and white inside in cone shape.
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Requirements for Arctium minus growing and care:
Moist soil, cold climate
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer / Autumn (in hotter climate)
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant:
1-1.5m, 3-4.5 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (in hotter climate)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Purple flowers that grow like hear on head with spines
Uses of flower:
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
Just when the plant young harvest in the base
Information about leaves:
Green leaf in spear to deltoid shape
Uses of Arctium minus leaves:
Edible Roots information
Information about root:
Brown peel and white inside in cone shape
Harvesting tuber root season:
Summer / Autumn
Uses of root:
Alternative name: Lesser burdock, Little burdock, Louse-bur, Common burdock, Button-bur, Cuckoo-button, Wild rhubarb