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Hieracium Genus

Hawkweed

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • WaterDry

Description

Hieracium genus (Hawkweed). This genus of about 250 species consists mostly of perennials. They are mainly small and can be weedy. They produce rosettes of basal leaves that may be densely hairy or downy. The flowers are single terminal flowerheads which will bloom in colours of mostly yellow, orange or red. Fully hardy. Does best in sun and in poor, well drained soil. Propagate by seed or division in autumn or spring.

Characteristics

Perennials, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

Cultivation

Dead head to prevent excessive self-seeding.

Propagation

Seed or division in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Caterpillars, slugs and snails may be problematic.

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