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Teasel | Dipsacus fullonum

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Discover the striking allure of Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)! With its spiky elegance and pink blooms, Teasel adds a touch of wild beauty to your garden. Shop now to bring this unique and captivating wildflower to your outdoor sanctuary!

Description

Botanical Information: Teasel

Teasel is a distinctive wildflower characterized by its tall spiky structure and intriguing cone-shaped seed heads. With a height ranging from 90 to 200 cm, this biennial plant boasts a commanding presence in gardens and natural landscapes.

Habitat

Teasel is a versatile wildflower that thrives in a variety of habitats, from meadows to roadsides. It prefers well-drained soil and is often found in sunny locations. Its adaptability allows it to flourish in both disturbed and natural settings, making it a resilient addition to diverse landscapes.

Benefits to Wildlife

Teasel is a magnet for wildlife, providing both food and habitat. The cone-shaped seed heads, persisting into winter, offer a valuable food source for birds, particularly goldfinches, who relish the tiny seeds. Additionally, the spiky structure of Teasel provides shelter for insects and small mammals.

Conservation Status in the UK

Teasel is not currently listed as a species of conservation concern in the United Kingdom. Its ability to thrive in various environments contributes to its stability in the wild. While it’s not endangered, cultivating Teasel in gardens promotes biodiversity and supports local wildlife by providing additional habitats and food sources.

Ease of Growing

Teasel is relatively easy to grow, making it suitable for both experienced and novice gardeners. It is typically grown from seeds, sown directly into the soil in the spring or fall. This lovely spiky species prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Once established, it requires minimal care, thriving in well-drained soil with occasional watering during dry spells.

To add this species to your garden, simply plant some of our plugs into desired area and lightly press them into the soil. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist until they start growing. Once the plants are established, they will readily self-seed, creating a natural and striking display year after year. Beyond its ornamental appeal, Teasel has historical uses, including in traditional herbal medicine. The dried seed heads were historically used to tease or card wool, giving the plant its common name.

Teasel is a unique and hardy wildflower that adds both visual interest and ecological value to gardens. Its adaptability, benefits to wildlife, and ease of cultivation make it a valuable addition to any landscape. Whether you’re cultivating a wildflower meadow or seeking a standout feature for your garden, Teasel stands tall as an enduring and captivating choice.

More Information

NatureSpot

Gardener’s World

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