Fox and Cubs ‘Hieracium aurantiacum’

From £1.50

An attractive plant with orange-red flowers in clusters, good rockery subject. Known as Hieracium aurantiacum and as Orange Hawkbit, devils paintbrush and grim the collier.

Widely grown as an ornamental plant in gardens for its very decorative flowers. often used in wildflower gardens due to its bright orange flowers being highly attractive to a wide array of pollinators, the flowers are orange, almost red, which is virtually invisible to bees, yet they also reflect ultraviolet light, increasing their conspicuousness to pollinators.

The name of ‘Fox-and-Cubs’ refers to the way that many of the as-yet un-opened flower heads hide beneath those that have opened. The seed-head of orange hawkweed is both smaller and coarser than that of the dandelion, to which it is related.


Additional information

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Great for a rockery.


Wide range of pollinators.

Flowering season

June – September

Flowering colour


Eventual height



Plants – expected delivery within 7-10 days when in stock, Seeds – expected delivery within 4-7 days when in stock

Species Type