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Wild Teasel - Kew Pollination CollectionDipsacus fullonumDipsacus sylvestris, Wildflower

Hardy Biennial

What is Hardy Biennial?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle in two years, growing in
the first year and reproducing and dying in the second. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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These packets are produced in association with Kew Gardens

A favourite wild flower variety

Makes attractive dried cut flowers

Loved by pollinating insects

Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan

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Height Up to 150cm (59in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Biennial

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sun or semi shade

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Description

The Kew Pollinators range of seeds from Thompson and Morgan has been specially created alongside the experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to attract and support a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies and beetles, as well as a number of other important pollinating insects. Helping these pollinators to thrive is hugely important for our eco-system as a whole and these seeds, in their striking packaging inspired by artwork from the Kew archives, will help to create the environment which they need to thrive, with varieties chosen to help a wide range of pollinating insects, including some night flowering plants to help moths which also play an important part in our gardens.

This statuesque biennial is best known and loved by the name Teasel! A native wildflower, Dipsacus fullonum is commonly found among grasssy countryside verges and bordering the margins of fields. The tall, spiky stems are topped with cones of purple-pink flowers that attract bees and other insects. As the blooms fade the seedheads provide useful food for birds - but also make wonderful autumnal stems for adding to dried flower arrangements. A lovely addition to the back of perennial borders, cut flower gardens and wildlife areas. For the best effect, allow it to self-seed, to create naturalistic drifts. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 45cm (18").

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1 packet (100 teasel seeds) (KB7580)

Sowing
Sow February to June onto the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place sown container in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag at a temperature of 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination which usually takes 1-3 months. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise young plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting them in borders in sun or partial shade. Grow Teasel plants in any fertile, moist soil; including heavy clay soils.
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Water teasel plants regularly until fully established. Dipsacus fullonum will self-seed freely. If seedlings are not wanted, deadhead stems of teasel flowers as the blooms fade. Alternatively leave the seed heads intact as a food source for birds.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

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