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One of our most beautiful — and one of my long-standing favourite wild flowers for meadows and naturalistic containers.

Called ‘Fox and Cubs’, because of the rich colour of its flowers, surrounded by blood orange coloured cubs (or buds). A truly lovely and easy to grow British native, pretty, cut for a vase with cow-parsley and grasses.

Genus Pilosella
Group/Species aurantiaca
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Fox and Cubs
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 20cm (8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow at any time. Cover lightly with compost, keep moist in a propagator or sow direct in summer. Some seeds may need a prolonged cold spell before they germinate the following spring. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into individual pots to grow on. Gradually harden off before planting outside. Will tolerate dry conditions and is happy in sun or semi-shade. It will slowly self-seed and is perfect for a wild garden or a rockery.
Care Tips Cut back after flowering. Will self-seed freely. Deadhead if you do not want it to spread.
Flowering June - September
Vase Life Sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Pilosella aurantiaca (Fox and Cubs) reviews

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Reviewed 11th March 2020 by Kristina

please refer to my customer experience