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Hieracium umbellatum

Leafy hawkweed

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.3m to 1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Hieracium umbellatum (Leafy hawkweed). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Hawkweed

Origin

W.Asia

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow

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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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