Common name: Hawk's Beard
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.
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.