40-60 days. Perennial. A darling little wildflower from central Asia, pink dandelion is a much less prolific relative of the common yellow dandelion. While a pink dandelion may seem unusual to American gardeners, the pastel blooms can be found growing along forest edge lines, meadows and roadsides in their native range. Leaves, roots and blooms of pink dandelion are edible; they are considered slightly less bitter than the common yellow dandelion. The 1-2 inch blooms are pink with a lemon-cream center, making them incredibly alluring to butterflies, honeybees and other pollinators. The pink dandelion is a rich source of vitamin A.
- 4-6 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 5-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 45-75 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/8"
- Plant Spacing: 8-12"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Taraxacum pseudoroseum
Growing Tips: Adapted to most areas, but best in a location that receives morning sun and part to full shade in afternoon--this keeps greens tender and mild.