Pilosella aurantiaca (Fox and cubs)

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

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Plant Overview

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 9cm 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. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.