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TEASEL plugs (dipsacus fullonum)

TEASEL plugs (dipsacus fullonum)
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TEASEL plugs (dipsacus fullonum)TEASEL plugs (dipsacus fullonum)
TEASEL plugs (dipsacus fullonum)TEASEL plugs (dipsacus fullonum)
TEASEL plugs (dipsacus fullonum)TEASEL plugs (dipsacus fullonum)

TEASEL plugs (dipsacus fullonum)

  Our ref: IP7_1
type - perennial
  • wildflower plant plugs
  • colour - Pink
  • RHS perfect for pollinators
  • Dispatched May-September
  • Plant at approx 1-4 plugs per sq. m
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Recommended planting density 1-4 plugs per sq. meter. If you require 200 or more plugs in total, special pricing may be available, please contact us or call 01452 311525 for a quotation. Plugs are available for dispatch May to September when at their best and more receptive to outdoor planting.

RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

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.


Teasel - Dipsacus fullonum – Teasel is one of the most competitive of all wildflowers and for that reason is perfect for introducing into fertile soils where it will often compete and grow well amongst tussocky grass. It also grows well on open ground, being well suited to damper clay soils, it is often found on rough ground 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 plants:

Teasel plug plants can be introduced to their permanent planting positions from late spring through to October. Initially they should be kept well watered and left to develop for several months. When planting into established grass it is advisable to first cut the areas where the wildflower plants are to be introduced and create a small bare area up to several inches around each planting position to reduce initial competition. 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 and allow the plants to self seed by leaving the seed heads in place.

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 20/11/2017 07:36:28
ip7_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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