Where and How to grow Cat’s Ear Hypochoeris Radicata
cat's earWhere and how to grow Cat’s Ear. These are pretty flowers which are similar to Dandelions.
If they are allowed to spread in the summer in your meadow, they will form a sheet of attractive yellow flowers. They have short wiry stems and hairy leaves that can be eaten in salads.
Cat’s Ear is a perennial plant with hairy, oblong leaves. It has bright yellow, dandelion-like flower heads 3-4cm wide. The flowers are on branched, leafless stems. They flower in summer and early autumn.
They are attractive and beneficial to bees and to other insects. Cats Ear seeds are expensive and in short supply. The bsy option to intoduce Cts ear is tio sour natuve Widlfower plug plants
Growing Cat's Ear
Where and how to grow Cat’s Ear
Site; They prefer sun
Soil type; They benefit from a well-drained soil
Flowering season; May to September
Height; They will grow to 20 to 60 centimetres
Cat’s Ear are perennials which means once established they will come back year after year They do well if sown as part of a seed mixture. Or you can introduce them as an individual species through plug plants Into an existing meadow. They are are best grown where there is grass.
Whilst you can get seeds of them the best way to introduce this species is as wildflower plug plants. You can plant in the spring or the autumn. They do not grow very tall but will continue to flower over a long period in the summer.
Cat’s Ear Plugs