Rosettes of deep grey-green foliage mottled with purple-bronze. The yellow flowers resemble dandelions. Not the most robust plants, in my limited experience - two of ours just died shortly after blooming, without being particularly stressed with over- or under-watering. The rest died later in the season.
||germinates at room temperature, at least in my experience.
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
The plants may suffer from a mistaken identity - I received a note from a botanist in Germany who wrote "The depicted species contain only one or no cauline leaves and are thus - in conjunction with the spotted glaucous leaves - Hieracium glaucinum, most probably of the subspecies similatum - according to shape of leaves and pattern of maculae. H. maculatum is distinguished by several cauline leaves with a less developed rosette of basal leaves which is mostly absent in the maculatum section."
|The seedheads behave and look like those of dandelions, too! |
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|The Plants database||some plant info, and a picture of the foliage (click on the small image to see a larger one)|
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|Jeff Burke||May 09, 2008||I bought a plant for $12, and they needed little push to produce dozens and dozens of plants, germinated with no help from me. Have become a dedicated deadheader.I live in Z5, in a river valley (clay) in an area prone to low rainfall.
My description: not fussy.|
|DMCumpston||Jun 11, 2009||I got this plant at a rock garden sale in minnesota 2 years ago and it has reproduced very well and made it through 2 snowy Winters in StPaul. I like that it spreads into all soil conditions and never looks ragged and have given alot away and they all do well when transplanted! So cute and spotted and a cheery yellow flower.LOVE it! good luck|
|Zaltys||Jun 18, 2011||I've got there in my garden.
Found them in the wild, they were identified as Hieracium maculatum 'Leopard'. Could be misidentified, though. In any case, they seem to thrive in this climate. I've planted them in sandy/rocky soil in partial shade and rarely water them.
- Seed from '04 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 35F (5w; 8%G, 4-5w) - 70F (2%G, 3d)
- Same seed. Baggy 70F (18%G, 8-12d)
Neither method gave high germination, but the plain room temperature approach gave best results.
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