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Dipsacus mitis is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - Himalayas from Afghanistan through N. India to Bhutan and China.
Humus rich soils amongst scrub and in forests, 1700 - 3100 metres in the Himalayas[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of this country. It is likely to require a well-drained humus-rich soil in sun or semi-shade.
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Seed - we have no details but suggest sowing it in a greenhouse in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.