DIPSACUS sativus

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DIPSACUS sativus

Card's Thistle, Fuller's Teasel
Select Item No. DA410

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Dipsacaceae
Origin: Western Mediterranean, traditional crop plant.
Special Features: Use for dried flower bouquets.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: White to lilac
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: simple, lanceolate, finely serate, intense green
Height with Flowers: 200 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / average / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Characteristics: beneficial plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 3.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
300
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats / 72
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
early spring - early autumn
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: High (200-250 ppm)
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