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Hieracium lactucella

Hawkweed

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourYellow, orange, red
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hieracium lactucella (Hawkweed). This wild flowering species is a low to short creeping plant, the yellow flowers are produced in clusters.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

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Needs

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

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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