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Hieracium pilosella

mouse-ear hawkweed

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hieracium pilosella (mouse-ear hawkweed). This species is a creeping perennial and the leaves are elliptical-oval medium green leaves. The flowers are yellow-orange small single blooms which are produced in the spring to the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

hawkweed

Interest and use

Found in grassy areas, meadows.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • 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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