Teasel, Xu-duan (Dipsacus asperoides) packet of 20 seeds, Organic

$3.95

Family: Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 9

(Ri-ben-xu-duan)  Biennial native to China.  With spreading branches topped by myriads of strange, lovely, creamy-flowered, spiny cones, the plant can be used as a central attraction for the herb garden.  Fervently visited by bees, it is very tough, drought-tolerant and not particular about soil.  Very different from common wayside teasel.  Traditional use (TCM): liver and kidney tonic, lower back pain, Lyme’s disease.  Plant prefers regular garden soil, even moisture, full sun.  Space 1 foot apart

Packet of 20 seeds, Certified Organically Grown

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    Barbara Scavotto

    Hello, when do you expect more Xu Dun seeds in stock? thank you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      We have a nice patch of these in the field, planted last year, they will flower this year, with luck seeds will ensue around September of 2019.

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    Paige Swanson

    Is the teasel expected to be back in stock this coming spring?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Paige,
      We grew a big patch of this and it appears to be overwintering well. We won’t have seeds until midsummer or so, 2019.
      Richo

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    • Mick

      Do you have any seeds for dipsacus fullonum/sylvestris?

      Thanks.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      THANK YOU for reminding me. I’m going to that field today and will check on progress. My guess is not until September 2019. r

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    • Jan Marie

      Hi Richo….any news on the dipsacus fullonum? THank you for all the wonderful wonderful green gifts to all of us!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes, we had this ready to go last year but on checking the noxious weed databases found that the plant is generally disallowed in the US and so we opted for the asperoides, which is allowed. r

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