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Rough hawkbit

Leontodon hispidus

Bristly hawkbit, Lopsided hawkbit

This hairy perennial is often grown as a wildflower in grass meadows. It likes open sunny positions and will flower throughout summer well into autumn, producing cheerful yellow dandelion-like, upright flowers.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed in situ or in a cold frame in spring.

Special features

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
A low maintenance plant ideal for naturalising in turf, prairie style plantings, wildflower borders and gravel areas.

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Can suffer from White blister but generally pest free

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