do garden centers sell teesal seads
yes they do, look for the wild flower section in the seed areas. several of the big seed companies sell them. they are a wonderful plant but the wont flower in the first year.
4 Feb, 2012
Considered a noxious weed in the States, though!
Considered a noxious weed in this garden!
Noxious weed is a pertsonal opinion!
Teasel seeds may be labled as 'Dipsacus'.
Actually, in the United States, noxious weed is also a legal definition. The Federal Dept. of Agriculture and the individual States publish "Noxious Weed Lists", which are all the ones that are illegal to sell or plant.
I agree with the general opinion. We transplanted a teasel a few years ago from a neighbour's into our own garden. 2 years later we had about 200(0) of them. Very nice if you like statuesque thistles (a lot). Invasive? William the Conqueror could have taken lessons.
5 Feb, 2012
never really got them to take in my garden :( never had any self sowing.
I got wildflower seeds in a pack from GC and had to ask on questions what the prickly monsters that grew were called.....you've got it! Teasels. They sure can spread if they like your soil. They like mine very much. The motto is DO NOT LET THEM RIPEN THEIR SEEDS or don't grow them in the first place.
Not knowing anything about this plant, I googled and came up with a very interesting website about history, care, growing seedlings etc. May be of interest ... http://www.cvni.org/wildflowernursery/wildflowers/teasel. It was once used to 'tease' wool before spinning, hence the name.
However, if you still want to grow them, try Chiltern Seeds.
7 Feb, 2012
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