Attractiveplant; at one time the flower-heads, after they had lost their petals, were used for carding wool.
A decorative plant, which will be at home anywhere in the garden. Particularly popular among dried-flower arrangers. Plant in full sun.
To prevent rotting in winter the soil must definitely be well-drained.
Sow in early summer in a shady spot,once and transfer in early autumn to the situation where they are intended to flower in the following year.
Dipsacus sativus, common teasel: Height to 2 m, beautiful-coloured flower-heads in mid summer. After the florets have dropped, fine greenish-brown teasels remain. Do not leave them too long if you want to dry them. The are prickly and sheathe the , retaining a little water after rain.