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Hieracium aurantiacum

Orange hawkweed

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.6m to 0.9m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourDark blue-green

Description

Hieracium aurantiacum (Orange hawkweed). This perennial will produce basal rosettes with elliptical to lance-shaped dark blue-green leaves. The flowers are produced in clusters of yellow-orange small blooms in the late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Hawkweed

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Can be found on grass and waste land.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

You will need to grow in poor quality well-drained soil with a position in full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn or the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for snails and slugs.

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