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.
Growth Type: Biennial
Position: Full sun to semi-shade
Soil Preference: Wide range
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.