Called 'Fox and cubs' because of the appearance of the open flowers (the fox) alongside the flower buds (the cubs). Lovely, deep-orange flowers held in clusters on slender stems that emerge from a rosette of hairy foliage from June to September.
Loved by bees.
A vigorous plant which needs plenty of space.
Native to Central and Southern Europe, where in some areas it is protected. Naturalised in many areas of Britain.
Height and Spread: 30cm x 90cm
Common name(s): Fox and cubs; Orange hawkweed