Dipascus fullonum

Fuller's Teasel
#603 Fuller's Teasel
A traditional British plant with a long history. Biennial, in second summer producing 2m+ plants topped by spiky “hedgehogs” of purple flowers which attract bees/beneficial insects. A row can provide a screen between crops. The spiky dried seed heads were traditionally used by fullers (cloth finishers) to tease (hence “teasel”) fibres, card wool etc. Also used as decorative dry flowers, in crafts, to comb horses, etc. Ex Kings Seeds.