Fuller's teasel (Indian teasel)

Dipsacus sativus

Dipsacus sativus is a BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL growing to 1.8 m (6ft). 
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, self.The plant is self-fertile. 
It is noted for attracting wildlife. 
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.