Pilosella aurantiaca (Fox & Cubs)
A perennial from the Asteraceae family. The burnt orange aster like flowers catch anyone's eye. Always a talking point for us plus a treat for the bees who also love these.
The leaves emerge in spring and form a mat creeping slowly larger creating a barrier for weeds and supressing water lose by covering the soil. The beautiful orange flowers stand tall on stems seemingly too find to carry such clumps of flowers. Each flower approx. 2 cm wide and numerous per stem which sits 10-20cm tall.
These flower from spring through till the weather turns into winter. Fantastic long flowering season.
A simply must have
Tolerates almost all soil conditions even a lack of soil. Growing happily in cracks and walls as well as beds and containers. Best n full sun or part shade.
Upon arrival allow the plant a day or two or recover from transit by placing in semi shade in cool conditions and watering. When planting dig a hole the size of the plant fill with water. Soak the pot and remove the plant will all its soil and place directly into the hole. Back fill and firm in then water and allow to settle in. If hot may required further watering.