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Urospermum dalechampii

Urospermum dalechampii
smooth golden fleece
Urospermum dalechampii

Synonym(s) Tragopogon dalechampii
Common name smooth golden fleece
Family asteraceae
Life cycle biennial/perennial
Flowers yellow
Size 12-16"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Native to rocky slopes around the Mediterranean. Pale-yellow dandelion-like flowers; petals have a burgundy stripe on the reverse, which is mainly visible in the bud stage. The irregularly lobed deep-green leaves have fine silver-grey hairs and are mostly limited to a basal clump. Hardiness unclear, but at least it flowers in its first year from an early-spring planting.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '11 trade. Baggy 70F (50%G, 5-7d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (69%G, 5-7d)

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