Teasel is a dramatic and attractive plant known for it's striking seed heads that remain long after the plant has died back for winter. The seed heads sit upon a tall thick stem which can grow up to a height of two metres. The spiky flower heads attract many pollinators, bees are particulary drawn to the purple bloom. Teasel is very important to small native birds such as the Goldfinch, the seeds act as a food source during the scarce months. The sizeable seed heads also offer protection for hibernating insects. Teasel is a biennial plant which produces the famous flower stems in it's second year. Best sown on the edge of gardens to draw the surrounding nature in.