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Dipsacus fullonum (Teasel)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.8m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dipsacus fullonum

Other names

Teasel

Genus

Dipsacus Dipsacus

Species

D. fullonum - D. fullonum is a tall biennial loved by wildlife. It has spiny toothed leaves and pink flower heads held on upright stems in summer, followed by spiky, brown seed heads.


Dipsacus fullonum is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut flower heads for drying in summer or leave for wildlife in winter.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Dipsacus fullonum (Teasel) will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, preferably moist soil in sun or partial shade. Easily tolerates heavy clay.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Dipsacus fullonum

Other names

Teasel

Genus

Dipsacus Dipsacus

Species

D. fullonum - D. fullonum is a tall biennial loved by wildlife. It has spiny toothed leaves and pink flower heads held on upright stems in summer, followed by spiky, brown seed heads.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

General care

Pruning

Cut flower heads for drying in summer or leave for wildlife in winter.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dipsacus fullonum (Teasel) will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, preferably moist soil in sun or partial shade. Easily tolerates heavy clay.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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