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Leontodon rigens

Leontodon rigens

Brand:  The Plantsman's Preference
Family:  Asteraceae
Main Season:  Summer
Leaf Colour:  Green
Foliage:  Semi-Evergreen
Position:  Light/Part Shade
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  30cm to 45cm (12" to 18")
Peat Free?  Yes
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H5 minimum -10C to -15C
Pot Size:  9cm



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Lush clumps of tropical-looking finely toothed green foliage produce clusters of golden yellow flowers in summer to 45cm. Drained but not dry soil in sun or light shade.

Yellow flowers are often less popular but this choice plant is well worth growing , even if only for the bright green, rather large leaves.

Best grown in a good soil in at least some shade here in East Anglia but would be fine in more sun in cooler parts of the country.

From the Azores.

Syn, Microseris ringens, Leontodon rigens 'Girandole'.

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