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Dipsacus fullonum

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Common name:  Teasle
Type:  Herbaceous
Aspect:  Tolerant
Colour:  Green
Season:  Summer
Soil:  Moist and well drained
Size:  Large
Delivery:  Mail order or collect in person
Image:  WTGN

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According to the Royal Horticultural Society Dipsacus fullonum is a biennial, to 3m, erect with side branches. Foliage is bright green, prickly on lower mid-ribs, the stem leaves joined at the base to cup the stem. Flowerheads, to 6cm long, are stiffly bristly from the projecting calyx spines. The flowers are tiny and blue, appearing in a band round the flowerhead over an extended flowering time. Plant remains intact throughout winter, and seedheads attract goldfinches