Small teasel


Small teasel is a scarce plant, white flowered and half way between a teasel and a scabious. It is less prickly and shorter than a teasel. The term Small teasel however refers to the flower heads which are smaller than the Common teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)  and they are made up of white flowers with violet anthers and woolly spines. The flower head is also rounded rather than the oval head of the Common teasel. Furthermore, the Small teasel grows in different conditions to the Common teasel as it prefers a more shady site, and damp soils, so is ideal at the edge of a woodland or near to a stream.

Dipsacus pilosus
Shade or part shade
Height : 80cm
Flowering period : July – September
This is a good source of nectar :


Wildlife attracted:
Small teasel is a good nectar plant and an unusual addition to a wild garden.
Other features:
The teasel is a biennial, but do contact us to check when we expect our teasels to flower.


Additional information


9cm pot, 6 plug plants, 1.5lt pot