Teasel

Dipsacus fullonum

Teasel - Dipsacus fullonum

Common Name: Teasel
Genus: Dipsacus
Species: fullonum

Category: Wildflowers
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: the seedheads are highly attractive to goldfinches; excellent for use in dried flower arrangements


This charming native teasel is perfect for a sunny wildflower border since the rosy-purple thistle-like flowers and ripening seedheads are a magnet for bees and goldfinches. By choosing these seeds you can help Landlife to protect existing wildflower areas and develop new sites where wildflowers can grow.

  • Garden care: Gather flower-heads for use in dried flower arrangements from mid to late-summer before the seedheads begin to ripen