Coltsfoot Seed

Tussilago farfara

£2.50

Coltsfoot has bright yellow flowers on scaly robust stems in very early in spring. Fleshy roundish leaves follow later.

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Description

Tussilago farfara

Coltsfoot has bright yellow flowers on scaly stems, in early spring that look a bit like Dandelions. The thick leathery leaves emerge after the flowers have finished and are covered with a white-grey felt when young. This disappears from the topside as the leaves mature, but stays on the underside. It is a native perennial. Leaves were once smoked as a tobacco and paradoxically used as a cough medicine.

Coltsfoot is found growing in road verges and curb edges in poor gravelly soil and damp spots.

The seed germinates sporadically, so might benefit from a pre-chill

Seed from Cheshire

 

 

 



			

Additional information

Weight 0.50 g
Size

small seed pack (0.5gm.approx 300seed)

Genus

Tussilago

Family

Compositae

Flowering Month

March

Colour

yellow

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

dry, sun

Native

yes