Pilosella aurantiaca (Fox and cubs)

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

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Plant Details

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 tall slender stems that emerge from low rosettes of hairy foliage from June to September.

Loved by bees.

An absolutely wonderful, 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

All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.