Clone East, Monamolin, Gorey, Ireland, Y25 H721
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Dipsacus fullonum (Fuller’s Teasel)


Prickly stem and spiny leaves are topped by bristly flowerheads with tiny blue blossoms in bands around the flower cone. Blooms in its second year. Self Seeds. Wildflower: Matured and dried the bristly flowerheads were used to nap wool. Grown as a biennial it forms a rosette of prickly leaves in the first year when it is easier to transport and plant.

Pollinator Friendly:   Attracts bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Also attracts a range of small birds, especially goldfinches

Height & Spread:   1.5-2m x 30-80cm

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Category: Product ID: 3580


Family: Dipsacaceae
Plant Type: Biennial, sometimes short-lived perennial
Cultivation: Grow in moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade
Comment: Flowerheads stay intact all winter
Can be dried and used in flower arranging


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