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Dipsacus sylvestris

Teasel

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Dipsacus sylvestris (Teasel). This species is a hardy biennial, it will produce little flower heads that will appear in midsummer they are covered by tiny pink flowers. The flower heads are then dried and will become hard and covered with spines that are prickly. The foliage is spiny also and thistle-like.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Ornamental as dried

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids.

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