How to grow Tragopogon

Tragopogon growing herbaceous of the genus Tragopogon also known as Salsify or Goatsbeard, Tragopogon perennial evergreen, biennial and can grow as annual plant, used as ornamental plant for the flowers, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-11.

Leaves color green in linear shape.

Tragopogon flower

Flower color purple, white, yellow or pink, flowers grow in saucer shape and behind the flowers there are bracts green in spear shape.

Seeds are growing in ball structure of goatsbeard and spread by the winds

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How to grow Tragopogon growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some species can be invasive

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design and dead parts

Size of the plant:
10-120cm, 4-48 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Purple, white, yellow or pink, flowers grow in saucer shape and behind the flowers there are bracts green in spear shape

Scientific name:


How to grow Tragopogon



Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Biennial plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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