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TEASEL seeds (dipsacus fullonum)

TEASEL seeds (dipsacus fullonum)
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TEASEL seeds (dipsacus fullonum)TEASEL seeds (dipsacus fullonum)
TEASEL seeds (dipsacus fullonum)TEASEL seeds (dipsacus fullonum)
TEASEL seeds (dipsacus fullonum)TEASEL seeds (dipsacus fullonum)

TEASEL seeds (dipsacus fullonum)

  Our ref: ST31_1
  • type - biennial
  • colour - Pink
  • height - 175 to 200cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
  • RHS perfect for pollinators
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RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

Teasel - Dipsacus fullonum – Teasel is one of the most competitive of all wildflowers and for that reason is perfect for seeding fertile soils where it will often compete and grow well amongst tussocky grass. It also grows well on open waste ground, and being well-suited to damper clay soils, is often found within rough grassland alongside the edges of brooks and streams. Teasel is a tall stately plant with a mauve flower that appears in July and August. The seed heads are unusually attractive and often visited by goldfinches in search of the seeds. Over winter some can be used for flower decorations but a few left in place will provide a safe haven for a wide range of insect life. Teasel looks best growing with other summer flowering plants such as Black Knapweed, Musk Mallow, Meadow Cranesbill and Field Scabious.


How to grow Teasel seeds:

Teasel seeds can either be sown directly outside or in trays of compost in the spring or autumn. Germination is normally fairly easy and straightforward. The seedlings can then be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later in the year. Bear in mind that Teasel plants are biennial, so flowers should not be expected until the second year. To establish Teasels permanently it is therefore necessary to plant out plugs in 2 consecutive years then allow the plants to self seed naturally by leaving the seed heads in place.

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover further wildflowers for Bees and other insects, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.

To buy Teasel seeds
To purchase Teasel seeds, please select a quantity above and click add to cart. To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. The recommended sowing rate is 1 gram per square metre, and the number of Teasel seeds per gram is approx. 350. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance

Summary:
type - biennial,
colour - Pink,
height - 175 to 200cms,
flowers July, August,
habitat - Moist Grassland (Clay, Loams), Bare, Open Ground (eg Arable field margins, disturbed, waste ground),
Attracts Birds especially goldfinches,
Attracts Butterflies

Printed 22/10/2017 22:13:58
st31_1 type biennial colour pink height 175 to 200cms flowers july august habitat moist grassland clay loams bare open ground eg arable field margins disturbed waste ground attracts birds especially goldfinches attracts butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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