CREPIS RUBRA HAWKESBEARD – HAPPY IN POOR SANDY SOILS! $2.30

NEW! CREPIS RUBRA IS ALSO CALLED THE PINK HAWKESBEARD! GORGEOUS PINK BLOOMS PERFECT TO CUT FOR THE HOUSE ON TALL STANDING STEMS – THE FLOWER IS SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR SURE AND WOULD BE AT HOME IN ANY GARDEN AND IN POTS TOO!

Pink hawksbeard (Crepis rubra) is a charming addition to the cool-season garden. Layered, pink-petaled blooms appear mainly in late spring to early or midsummer atop stems that typically reach about 30CMS tall, over a low rosette of slender, green leaves.
Deadheading can help to prolong to bloom season. The flowers mature into tufts of silky white hairs atop very thin, dark seeds.

It also attracts a variety of beneficial insects.

It is native to the eastern Mediterranean region (Italy, Greece, Albania, North Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Asia Minor) and is widely cultivated as an ornamental.
Great for rockeries, borders or meadow style plantings.

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun to part shade. This Mediterranean native is reportedly right at home in poor, dry soil, but it also performs in well-prepared, evenly moist garden soil.

Sow
In Spring and early Summer sow direct at 1mm depth, 15cm apart.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
14-21 days at 15-20°C

Maturity
100 days.

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Seed Count: 30
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