Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) Plant


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Dipsacus fullonum is a species of flowering plant known by the common names wild teasel or fuller’s teasel, although the latter name is usually applied to the cultivated species Dipsacus sativus. It is native to Eurasia and North Africa, but it is known in the Americas as an introduced species and often a noxious weed. The inflorescence is a cylindrical array of lavender flowers which dries to a cone of spine-tipped hard bracts.
Growing Zones:3 – 9
Native Range:Europe
Mature Height:5 – 6 feet
Mature Width:15-24 inches
Spacing:15 – 18 inches
Sunlight:Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type:Average
Growth Rate:Moderate
Leaf Description:Long, serrated
Bloom Time:July – September
Bloom Description:Purple
Harvest Time:Fall of 2nd year
Drought Tolerance:Good
Special Properties:Bees, Pollinators, Deer resistant, Flowers and stalks are spiny


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