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Herbaceous Perennial

Crepis incana
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pink dandelion

C. incana is an herbaceous perennial to 30cm tall, forming a rosette of greyish-green, jagged leaves and open sprays of light pink 'dandelions' 3cm wide

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer Pink Green Grey Silver
Autumn Pink Green Grey Silver
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Crepis can be annuals or perennials, with simple or pinnately lobed leaves and dandelion-like flower-heads that may be solitary or on open, branched stems

Name status

Correct

Plant range
S & SE Greece

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed in an open frame as soon as ripe or from seed sown in spring at 15°C (59°F). Should self-seed freely. Root cuttings from lateral roots, not tap roots, in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generallly trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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