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Dipsacus Genus

Teasel

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Dipsacus genus (Teasel). The genus consists of 15 species of biennials and short-lived perennials from Europe, Africa and Asia. They have bristly or prickly leaves arranged in opposite pairs on the strong stems, which branch into long-stalked. The flowers are small white, pink or purple which appear from the base of the head.

Characteristics

Perennials or Biennials, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Africa and Asia

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids.

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