Dandelion
Taraxacum pseudoroseum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Taraxacum (ta-RAKS-uh-kum) (Info)
Species: pseudoroseum

Category:

Vegetables

Groundcovers

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

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

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Arroyo Grande, California

Bar Harbor, Maine

West Babylon, New York (2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 26, 2015, Domehomedee from Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have been growing these for three years now. They are pink with a yellow center and come true from seed. The leaves tend to stay very close to the ground and I haven't ever had one grow tall like a regular dandelion can. So this year I am going to try them as a ground cover and see how they work. They have not been invasive, I have started all of mine on a heat mat and have never had a volunteer in my garden. The plants I started three years ago are still going strong. I think they are very cool.

Neutral

On Apr 7, 2012, keithp2012 from West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I ordered seeds of this plant. The seedlings grew well and are very hardy, but, my flowers were NOT pink, they were pure yellow! I uploaded an image of them to see, and my seeds were seperated so I know it was not wild stock that grew.

Positive

On Apr 8, 2010, keithp2008 from West Babylon, NY wrote:

After harvesting the seeds, store in the fridge to keep them cool and in the spring they will germinate better. You can also start them indoors a month before last frost date, but they do poorly indoors if kept too dry, they like humidity, but not soil too wet.

Neutral

On May 10, 2009, bonitin from Gent
Belgium (Zone 8a) wrote:

I recently bought this Dandelion out of pure curiosity in a Dutch nursery specialised in unusual plants. I was told it was a white blooming Dandelion.. The plant had a seed head and only one flower bud. Today it finally opened up and the colour is a bit weird and difficult to describe, it feels like the flower couldn't make up its mind what colour it should be, lol! The outer flower petals have a pinkish hue nearly white in the sunlight, the colour gradually turns into pale yellow towards the centre with true yellow-orange stamen. It has the normal Dandelion leaves.