Teasel seeds – Dipsacus fullonum - Wildflower
Teasel – Dipsacus fullonum
Approximate height: Up to 2m
Flowering time: Mainly July and August
Site and soil type: Any soil type in sun or partial shade
Uses: Decorative, attracts pollinators and birds
When to sow: Spring or autumn
Also known as barber's brushes, shepherd's rod and Venus' basin.
Teasel is a tall plant with spiky stems and purple flowers that appear in rings on the flowerhead.
Being a biennial plant, 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.
Sow in spring or early autumn. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and raking lightly. Scatter the seeds thinly on the soil surface where they are to grow, and gently rake them in or cover lightly with soil.
Contents: Approximately 175 seeds / 0.46g
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