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Tussilago farfara var. variegata

Coltsfoot

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height0.05m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourRed green

Description

Tussilago farfara var. variegata (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. STEM: Flowering stem upright, scaly, leafless, purplish. ROOT: Creeping, underground stem. HAIRS: Stems woolly; felt-like hairs mainly under leaves. STIPULES: Absent LEAF-STALK: About equals blade, grooved. FLOWER STALK: Absent; short under head. SEPALS: A ring of hairs. PETALS: 5, joined, tubular, lobes equal or very unequal. STAMENS: 5, joined into tube. STIGMA: 1, 2-lobed; style long. OVARY: 1, below petals, 1-celled. SEEDS: 1, not released.

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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