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Teasel seeds – Dipsacus fullonum - Wildflower

£1.90
Type: Biennial
Approximate height: Up to 2 metres
Flowering Time: Mainly July and August
Site and soil type: Any soil type in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Late spring to early autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 175 seeds / 0.46g

Teasel is also known as barber's brushes, shepherd's rod and Venus' basin.

It is a tall plant with spiky stems and purple flowers that appear in rings on the flowerhead.

Being biennial, the first year it forms a rosette of bristly leaves with flower bearing stems appearing in the second year.

The stems bear leaves at intervals and “mini ponds” form where the leaves meet the stem.

The flowers are very attractive to bees and the dried seed heads are very popular with some birds, particularly goldfinches.

Teasel attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Goldfinches (for seeds)
  • Bumblebees
  • Honey bees
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.


Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.