Fuller's Teasel is a biennial herb with a basal rosette of prickly, lanceolate leaves and tall flower spikes that ends in a single large flower - made up of a mass of tiny pink flowers.
The flower heads tend to bloom in bands of flowers up the stiff flower head from bottom to top.
Prefers full sun, is draught tolerant and will grow in any soil but do not like wet poorly drained soils.
Good butterfly plant.
The fresh root of the biennial plant is harvested at the end of the first year - during the second year the plant grows above the ground, while the root becomes increasingly fibrous and loses its medicinal properties.
Information source: http://www.herbgarden.co.za
Approximately 80 seeds in 0.5g packet.
Genus - Dipsacus
Species - Sativus
Common name - Fullers Teasel
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 8
Height - 1,20 - 1,50 m
Spread - 0,50 m
Plant type - Biennial flower
Exposure - Full sun, Partial shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Soil type - Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Woodland Garden Sunny Edge, meadow, cultivated Beds
Bloom season - June - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Pink
Sow directly into the soil from June to July 3-5 mm deep.
Water well. Keep moist.
Flowers next year!
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