Hieracium villosum

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Hieracium villosum Jacq.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales
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Hieracium villosum is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Hieracium villosum was described by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1762. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Hieracium villosum is a species in the genus Hieracium which contains approximately 3075 to 10696 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Hieracium murorum.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 30 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

Hieracium villosum is deciduous. The silver-grey, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are lanceolate with entire margins. The leaves are around 10 to 20 centimetres large.

Flowers and Fruits

Hieracium villosum produces panicles of ligth-yellow many-stellate flowers from July to August.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Hieracium villosum is native to France, Italy, Central Europe, eastern Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, Romania and western European Russia.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam with a pH between 8 and 10. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • heathlands/dunes (poor soil)
  • open areas
  • rockeries

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 20 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 10. Suited for moorland gardens and for rockeries, as well as suited as container plant and as slope plant.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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