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Teasel, propagating or saving seeds?

ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,496
Daughter may be moving house soon, and would like to take a teasel from her existing garden to the new one. 
What is the best way to do this? Thanks.


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,290
    Collect seeds, because they die after flowering.
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,527
    Is it one that's just flowered for the first time this year? If so then collect one or two of the heads in a paper bag when the plant dies back. Otherwise, if they've been in the garden a long time, then there should be seedlings that can be transferred to pots. They have a deep tap root though so dig them up carefully.
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  • ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,496
    That’s very helpful, thanks to you both. The main plant flowered this year, so I will advise her to collect any heads. I’m sure there must be some seedlings, if she looks, and can recognise them. The current garden was very neglected until they moved in a couple of years ago.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,487
    The seedlings look like primrose leaves but with soft prickles on the upper surface of some of the leaves
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