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Hieracium spilophaeum 'Leopard' (Spotted hawkweed 'Leopard' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hieracium spilophaeum 'Leopard'

Other names

Spotted hawkweed 'Leopard'

Genus

Hieracium Hieracium

Variety or Cultivar

'Leopard' _ 'Leopard' is an erect perennial forming a basal rosette of long-stalked, ovate, blue-green leaves with prominent reddish-brown markings. Slender, upright stems bear open panicles of yellow flowerheads in summer.


Hieracium spilophaeum 'Leopard' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem, Upright

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Reddish-brown, Mottled, Blue-green in Spring; Mottled, Blue-green, Reddish-brown in Summer; Reddish-brown, Mottled, Blue-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Hieracium spilophaeum 'Leopard' (Spotted hawkweed 'Leopard' ) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Naturalised in turf, Prairie planting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Hieracium spilophaeum 'Leopard'

Other names

Spotted hawkweed 'Leopard'

Genus

Hieracium Hieracium

Variety or Cultivar

'Leopard' _ 'Leopard' is an erect perennial forming a basal rosette of long-stalked, ovate, blue-green leaves with prominent reddish-brown markings. Slender, upright stems bear open panicles of yellow flowerheads in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem, Upright


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Reddish-brown, Mottled, Blue-green in Spring; Mottled, Blue-green, Reddish-brown in Summer; Reddish-brown, Mottled, Blue-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hieracium spilophaeum 'Leopard' (Spotted hawkweed 'Leopard' ) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Naturalised in turf, Prairie planting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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