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Dipsacus fullonum is a biennial occasionally to 3m, erect with side branches. Foliage is bright green, prickly on lower mid-ribs, the stem leaves joined at the base to cup the stem. Flowerheads, to 6cm long, are stiffly bristly from the projecting calyx spines. The flowers are tiny and blue, appearing in a band round the flowerhead over an extended flowering time. Plant remains intact throughout winter, and seedheads attract goldfinches.A teasel plant provides a garden with a living form it would hard for any sculptor to better.

Grow in any moderately fertile soil, including heavy clay, in sun or partial shade. The flowerheads can be harvested for air-drying from mid to late summer, or left for birds over winter.Self seeds freely;the tallest plants are usually self sowns.
Plants currently for sale will flower this year.

No pruning necessary.

Height: 1.5-2.5 in 1-2 years

Spread: 0.5-1 metre

The pictures in this listing are examples of the available plant at maturity and do not indicate anything in regards to size of plant at the point of sale

Organically produced young plant grown in a 9cm pot for planting immediately or to grow on (pot removed when possible, to reduce plastic waste)


Dipsacus fullonum, common teasel ,living sculpture

SKU: BP202400312
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