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Hawksbeard

Crepis spp.

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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Hawksbeard Overview

Genus of hardy, annual, biennial and perennial species, some of which are evergreen. They are characterised by having long tap roots, numerous strap-shaped, linear petals and flat rosettes of leaves. Naturally found throughout the Northern Hemisphere and Africa. They are typically grown for their dandelion-like flowers, but many species are considered weeds.

How to propagate Hawksbeard

Seed

Seed in autumn, the annuals and biennials. undefined

Cuttings

Perennials by root cuttings (not from tap roots) in late winter, although most species self seed freely.

Other uses of Hawksbeard

Grown for their many-petalled, dandelion-like flower heads.