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150 Seeds
Dipsacus fullonum
Item Code: 12078
Hardy Biennial (HB)
Full Sun
Suitable for Attracting Butterflies
Suitable for Attracting Bees
Height: 150cm(60in)
Plant Class: Hardy Biennial (HB)
Habit: Tall, Upright

Details

Details

Architectural and dramatic producing spiky, cone-shaped flower heads loved by butterflies and bees on tall spiny stems in the second year or can be left to feed the birds, especially finches.

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Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

Sow indoors, January-April, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or on a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Germination may be erratic, so prick out seedlings individually as they develop. Further germination may be prompted by covering with plastic and leaving outside to chill for 2-3 weeks, after which you should bring into the warmth at approx. 15?C (60?F). Transplant individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm (3") pots. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out into well-drained soil, August-October, 45cm (18") apart.Once established, they can self-seed. Flowers: July-September, the following year.

Hint's & Tips

Bring wildlife into your garden: Constantly visited by pollinating and predatory insects. The attractive seed heads that remain are especially appreciated by birds, such as finches, in the autumn.