Pink Hawk's Beard, Hawksbeard
Crepis rubra

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crepis (KREP-iss) (Info)
Species: rubra (ROO-bruh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Barbourville, Kentucky

Blissfield, Michigan

Wallkill, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 25, 2014, Cantung from Ostuni
Italy wrote:

Pink Hawksbeard is to be seen in Puglia Southern Italy where I live. It's Pink flowers Are in bloom from mid April.

For me the most distinctive characteristic is that only certain people can smell it's perfume.

Im one of those people. The smell for me is very sweet but I can not draw a comparison with another plant or thing.

If I ask a friend to smell it they might say it's a faint smell of cut grass, but for me it's like an over perfumed bar of soap.

In ancient local food law it's leaves are edible.

Positive

On Aug 6, 2010, kobwebz from columbia, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

love this, beautiful pink blossoms lasted for many weeks and gave me lots of seeds to trade.

Neutral

On May 8, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

An annual that resembles a pink dandelion. The pink-ish flower heads, usually darker at their centers, bloom on relatively long stems arising from clumps of lance-shaped, toothed leaves. Like dandelion, it produces plumed seeds.

Neutral

On Aug 30, 2001, Baa wrote:

Annual or short lived perennial from Southern Italy and Crete. Has lance shaped toothed leaves which are slightly hairy and pale green, up to 6 inches long.

Pink double flowers with oblong shaped petals.