Height: 5 feet Aspect: Full sun or partial shade Soil Type: Well drained Uses: Attracts finches, cloth napping and good for Christmas decoration Care: Allow to self-seed Usually available: All year Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
Teasel – Dipsacus fullonum
Teasel – Dipsacus fullonum is well known for its hooked spine seed heads which are mauve with flower in the Summer, attract flocks of Goldfinches in the Autumn and look rather good when tinted with gold spray at Christmas! This variety and also Fullers Teasel are still sometimes used in carding wool and cloth napping as they prove more efficient than any man made tool.