Fox and cubs seeds - Pilosella aurantiaca - Cottage Garden Flower

Type: Hardy Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 50 cm
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Prefers well-drained soil in sun or partial shade - Acid, Alkaline, or Neutral soil
When to sow: Spring, summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 300 seeds / 0.04 g

Fox and Cubs has leaves in a rosette at the base and stems topped with flowerheads similar to dandelions but with a cluster of hairy buds beneath the open orange flowers.

It has several other names including Orange-flowered Hawkweed, Flora's paintbrush, Golden mouse ear and Grim-the-collier.

The flowers are popular with bees for its pollen and nectar and we've noticed the flowers tend to be visited by smaller leaf-cutter bees rather than the large bumblebees.

Fox and Cubs self-seeds easily and also spreads by runners.

Fox and cubs attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Bees 
  • Butterflies
  • Moths

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

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