Crepsis

Common name: Hawk's Beard


Crepsis is a hardy perennial suited for rockeries and borders.

Particularly 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.

Cultivation

Week 13: 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.

Week 15: 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.

Week 18: Divide and replant established plants.

Week 33: Plant out 300mm (12") apart in most any type of soil providing it is in a sunny position.





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