Where to grow in my garden?


Teasel gives a strong architectural element at the back of a border.

Attractive in cottage garden and around pond edges,


Flowers: July-Aug *Biennial (Flowers in second year)

Habitat: Rough pastures, copses, hedgerow and beside streams.

Height: 45-200cm

Growth Type: Biennial

Position: Full sun to semi-shade

Soil Preference: Wide range




  • Dipsacus fullonum


    Jumbo plug plants


    Nectar and pollen rich flowers are extremely attractive to bees and butterflies, and the foliage is a magnet for aphids, which in turn attract ladybirds.


    If left to seed, the brown seed heads are a favourite of goldfinches.


    Attractive seed heads can be dried for winter arrangements.


    Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.