HIERACIUM aurantiacum

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HIERACIUM aurantiacum

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


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
Characteristics: groundcover
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!):
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):
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: High (200-250 ppm)
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