HIERACIUM aurantiacum

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HIERACIUM aurantiacum

Orange Hawkweed, Devil's Paintbrush
(rubrum, PILOSELLA)
Select Item No. HA220

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Europe, Nortwestern Russia, West Asia: nutrient poor grassland, roadsides in the low-lands, mountains.
Special Features: Bright orange-red daisies, useful for naturalizing.
Historical: Dioscorides reported that 'Hawkweed is cooling, somewhat drying and binding, and good for the heat of the stomach and the gnawings therein...'
 
Basic Colour: (orange)
Flower Colour: orange-red
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: oblong to elliptic-shaped, light-green, hairy
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / erect / mat-forming / vigorous / low-growing / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average / poor, lean / warm / undemanding
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden / for green roofs
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.2 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
5000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 4 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: High (200-250 ppm)
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