Crepis rubra is a European species of flowering plant in the daisy family with the common name hawksbeard or pink hawk's-beard.
It is native to the eastern Mediterranean region (Italy, Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Asia Minor) and is widely cultivated as an ornamental. It become naturalized in a small region of the United States (Marin County just north of San Francisco Bay in California).
Crepis rubra is an annual flower/herb up to 45 cm tall. Each plant will usually produce only one or two flower heads.
Grows well in any soil in sunny position.
Approximately 90-100 seeds in 0,5g packet.
Genus - Crepis
Species - Rubra
Variety - mix
Common name - Hawksbeard
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 8
Height - 0,30 - 0,45 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Mildly acidic - mildly alkaline (pH 6.1-7.8)
Soil type - Average garden soil
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Mixed and woodland gardens, borders, pots, rock gardens
Bloom season - June - August
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White, pink
Sow from March to April in pots inside or from April to May directly into the prepared seed bed outside.
Press the seeds a few mm deep of moist soil and cover with clear plastic or glass.
Germinates at +16-+20C in 14 - 21 days.
Light required for germination - keep in light (no direct sunlight) position.
Keep moist until germination.
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