Common name: Hawk's Beard
Crepsis is a hardy perennial suited for rockeries and borders.
It is p articularly useful in areas where the soil is quite poor, but they do need a sunny position.
The 25mm (1") diameter dandelion like pink flowers appear from July onwards.
Deadhead regularly to prevent self seeding.
Sow seed in pots or trays of seed compost and germinate at a temperature of 16°- 18°C (60°- 65°F).
Germination should take up to a week.
Prick out seedlings into individual 70mm (3") pots of potting compost and place them in a frost free coldframe and grow them on until planting out time.
Divide and replant established plants.
Plant out 300mm (12") apart in most any type of soil providing it is in a sunny position.