Xanthium strumarium Growing Guide

How to Grow cocklebur in your Garden


Xanthium strumarium var. canadense (Cocklebur, kikania) photograph by Forest and Kim Starr.

Quick Xanthium strumarium Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Xanthium strumarium
  • Common Name: cocklebur
  • Growing Zone (USA):
  • Life Cycle/Type: Annual

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 60
  • Plant Spread (Inches):
  • Time of Bloom:
  • Color of Bloom:
  • Leaf Foliage Detail:
  • Growth Form:

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions:
  • Rate of Growth: Aggressive
  • Suitable Soil Types:
  • Moisture:

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: seed
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests:
  • Diseases:

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best used in: None
  • Miscellaneous : Weed. Dominant plant. Control mechanically by digging up prior to flowering. If plants have gone to seed then burning. may be the only option. Can sometimes be controlled by herbicides
  • Genus Detail: Xanthium
  • Further Reading: Here and Here

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