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Fox-and-cubs (Pilosella aurantiaca)

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

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

25 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
In Grass
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - September
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
aurantiaca
Common name
Fox and Cubs
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Sow undercover at any time or sow direct in summer. May need a 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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

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.