Chemical-free farm-grown Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 40-60 seeds)
Teasel, Fuller's Teasel, Wild Teasel, Card Thistle
Dipsacus fullonum (synonym Dipsacus sylvestris)
Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
Europe, Asia, and North Africa
Very striking and ornamental plant with torch-like purple-lavender flowers atop 6ft - 8ft tall stalks. Low growing basal leaves in first year, with blooms in second year.
Full sun to part shade. Prefers moist well-drained soil but not fussy.
Seeds germinate easily and can be direct sown in fall or spring, or started in flats in the spring and then transplanted out.
Remove flower heads after blooming to prevent self-seeding.
The root can be harvested in the fall of the first year or early spring of second year.
The fresh flowers, and also the dried seed heads, are used in flower arrangements.
The root is hepatic, diuretic, and diaphoretic. Also a sought after medicine for treating Lyme's Disease.
Apothecary Garden, Low Maintenance, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers.