Dipsacus fullonum, Fullers Teasel
Large globular flower heads in summer. The tiny pink/purple flowers open in bands. Bright green, prickly oval leaves.The plant remains intact throughout winter, the seedheads are attractive to birds, especially finches.
• Hardiness: H7 (-20 and below)
• Type: Biennial
• Height: up to 2.5m
• Spread: up to 1m
Available as herb seeds.
• Soil type: Sand, Clay, Chalk Loam
• pH: Universal pH
• Habit: Upright
• Flowering colour: Mauve
• Flowering time: Summer
• Uses: Medicinal
• Attracts pollinators: Yes
• Container suitability: No
• UK native: Yes
• Caution: N/A
• Indoor Sowing: In autumn, into prepared pots cover with perlite. Winter in a cold frame.
• Outdoor Sowing: In autumn, into a prepared site. Thin seedlings to 30cm apart.
• Propagation: N/A
• Maintenance: N/A
• Harvest: N/A
Jekka's "How to Grow Herbs" videos, includes Jekka's video on how to sow seeds for an informative step-by-step guide to seed sowing.
Growing indoors? Check out Jekka's blog on indoor herb gardening for some advice.
One of our three core roots is that we are Environmentally Conscious and for the past 30 years all the herbs grown at Jekka’s have been raised following sustainable, environmentally friendly and organic approaches resulting in a remarkable biodiversity at the herb farm.
Our herb seeds are also untreated and can be used to grow organic herb plants.