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Tussilago farfara

Coltsfoot

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height0.05m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourRed green

Description

Tussilago farfara (Coltsfoot). This species has distinctively shaped leaves which are glossy green above, white-felted beneath and about 10-20cm across. From early spring onwards, tight groups of scaly flowering stems bear golden flowerheads. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Found on waste ground. Used medicinally for coughs.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are easily grown in temperate climate they prefer heavy soils and damp ground. They will thrive in full sun or partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or by division of rhizomes.

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