Those funky looking blue spiky things are fuller’s teasel (Dipsacus fullonum), a comb-like flower that was once used to raise the nap on woollen cloth. It’s now planted for its excellent cut flowers, which can be dried for an everlasting display. It’s a biennial, which means it won’t flower until its second year. But it’s well worth it. Sow it now and you’ll be glad you did when it throws up its wacky flower heads on 150cm high stems. You can buy seeds from Kings Seeds.
These cute little boutonnieres were crafted by Studio Choo.
Plant Now: Fuller’s Teasel
October 9, 2011 by Leave a Comment