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Taraxacum officinale

Dandelion

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.05m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourBright yellow, outer brownish under
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion). This species produces leaves which can have smooth edges or are deeply and closely lobed. The flowering stems are about 30cm high and will bear bright golden flowerheads about 35mm across. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Meadows of Britain

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, culinary, medicinal, ingredient for wine.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

These plants are a vigorous weed of many temperate gardens. They can be grown if desired in a sunny position in moist, well-drained soil.

Propagation

You should propagate from seeds.

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