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Orange Hawkweed Orange Hawkweed
Orange Hawkweed
Devil's Paintbrush
Hieracium aurantiacum

Orange Hawkweed is a naturalized alien with hairy leaves that form basal rosettes. Now common as a wildflower it is rare in garden settings. Competive in dry conditions Hawkweeds in bloom creates a low orange haze over many meadows in the north country.


Soil type - Sandy loam
Soil pH - Neutral
Water - Dry - moist
Light - Full sun


Height - 1 to 2 ft.
Time of bloom - June - July
Flower colors - Orange, Yellow
Propagation - Seed
Transplants - Easy

Yellow Hawkweed
King Devil

Hieracium pratense

Yellow Hawkweed

Hawkweed foliage
Yellow and Orange Hawkweeds spread by runners and can be found growing together.