HIERACIUM AURANTIACUM

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HIERACIUM AURANTIACUM

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Description

Hieracium aurantiacum is also called Pilosella aurantiaca, with common names including Orange Hawkweed, Tawny Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush and Grim-the-collier! This favourite old cottage garden plant has brilliant coppery, orange-red flowers with black tips (hence its name) which appear on short stems for a long period in spring and summer. It will run slowly and is perfect for a wild garden or a rockery.

Sowing Advice

Sow at any time. Cover with compost or grit 2mm deep. Keep moist in a propagator or a warm spot outside. Some seeds may need a prolonged cold spell before they germinate the following spring.

Key Facts

Family:Compositae

Common name:ORANGE HAWKWEED, DEVIL'S PAINTBRUSH, GRIM-THE-COLLIER, THE CHIMNEY SWEEPchimney sweep.

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:15-23cm

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