Autumn hawkbit | Scorzoneroides autumnalis

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Transform your garden into an autumn wonderland with Autumn Hawkbit (Scorzoneroides autumnalis). This charming wildflower, adorned with dandelion-like yellow blooms, adds a burst of late-season colour. Thriving in diverse habitats, from meadows to roadsides, it attracts bees and butterflies, contributing to vibrant pollinator activity.

Resilient and easy to grow, Autumn Hawkbit requires minimal care, making it a perfect choice for both novice and seasoned gardeners. Elevate your garden’s beauty and ecological impact with the enchanting allure of Autumn Hawkbit, available now to bring autumn’s magic to your outdoor space.


Botanical Information: Autumn Hawkbit

Autumn Hawkbit (Scorzoneroides autumnalis) graces gardens with its delicate charm, belonging to the daisy family. Sporting dandelion-like yellow flowers atop slender stems, this perennial herbaceous plant enchants with its autumn blooms. The leaves, deeply toothed and forming basal rosettes, further enhance its visual appeal. Typically reaching heights of 6 to 18 inches, Autumn Hawkbit is a resilient addition to various landscapes.


Thriving in diverse habitats, Autumn Hawkbit displays remarkable adaptability. From meadows and grasslands to roadsides and disturbed areas, this wildflower establishes itself in both sunny and partially shaded environments. Its preference for well-drained soils and open spaces makes it a versatile and resilient inhabitant of different ecological niches.

Benefits to Wildlife

Autumn Hawkbit serves as a valuable resource for pollinators, attracting bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. Its nectar-rich flowers provide sustenance during the autumn season, contributing to the overall health of local ecosystems. As a late-season bloomer, it plays a crucial role in supporting pollinators when other floral resources may be scarce.

Conservation Status in the UK

With a stable and widespread population, this hawkbit is not currently classified as endangered in the United Kingdom. Its adaptability and ability to thrive in various habitats contribute to its resilience. While not a conservation concern, recognizing its ecological role underscores the importance of maintaining diverse habitats for the well-being of this wildflower and other associated species.

Ease of Growing

Autumn Hawkbit is renowned for its ease of cultivation, making it an attractive choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. With a preference for well-drained soil and exposure to sunlight, this perennial requires minimal care once established. Its ability to self-seed facilitates natural propagation, making it a sustainable addition to wildflower gardens seeking low-maintenance, resilient species.

This species is a delightful and adaptable wildflower that graces landscapes with its autumnal beauty. Whether enhancing pollinator activity, thriving in diverse habitats, or adding visual appeal to gardens, this perennial proves its versatility. As conservation efforts continue, recognizing the significance of autumn hawkbit (Scorzoneroides autumnalis) in supporting biodiversity underscores its importance in sustainable gardening practices. Consider introducing the enchantment of Autumn Hawkbit to your garden, where its resilient nature and visual allure can truly shine.

More Information


Wildflowers of Ireland

Complementing Species

Birds foot trefoil | Lotus corniculatus

Common Mouse-ear | Cerastium fontanum

 Lesser Knapweed | Centarea nigra


Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Light levels


Flowering Months

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Soil moisture

Normal, Well draining, Wet


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