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Pink Dandelion

Not your average backyard dandelion! Pastel pink petals surround the apricot-colored center of this uncommon dandelion. A wildflower from central Asia with the same medicinal and edible properties as our yellow one. The early spring blooms provide an important source of food for our native nectar-seeking insects. Suitable in-ground and container planting. Grows to 12”.

 25 seeds

 

PLANTING

Taraxacum pseudoroseum

Perennial, Zones 3-9

Germination:7-21 days

Germination Temperature:Optimum soil temperatures 60-65ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface and press into soil, seeds need light to germinate

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-65ºF soil temperature for germination. Transplant 6-12” apart after the last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors:Direct sow around the last frost or in autumn. Sow a few seeds every 6-12”, thin to the most robust seedling.

Growth Habit:Rosettes

Height and Width:10-12” x 10-12”  

Spacing:6-12” apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs:Average to fertile, well-drained 

Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in 90-100 days

Uses:  Medical and edible properties, flower beds and borders, containers and planters, natural landscapes, attracts beneficial insects

Care: Low maintenance, minimal care required.Self-seeds, cut back stems as the blooms fade if you do not desire plants the next season.