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

(5 customer reviews)


Family: Teasel (Dipsacaceae)

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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  1. Troy Larssen

    Great unexpected garden addition

    Troy Larssen (verified owner)

    I purchased this to add to my anti-lyme plant collection and it’s been a fantastic addition here in 6b. I didn’t know what to expect but they are strong growers that put on a nice show toward the end of the season. They also have a wonderful scent, it smells like vanilla and honey to me. It won’t pervade the garden but it’s noticeable when you get near them. I’m really looking forward to make some medicine with them! As always, very reliable germination, thanks Richo!!

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