Doronicum (Leopard's Bane) #2
Doronicum (Leopard's Bane)
Early flowering herbaceous perennial. A vigorous bushy plant, with rich green heart-shaped leaves and bright yellow flowers. This old fashioned garden favourite provides one of the first splashes of colour in the herbaceous border. A good choice for flower arranging when little else is in bloom.
Family: Asteraceae (daisy)
Botanical Name: Doronicum
Common Names: Leopard's Bane
Flowers: yellow, daisy-like
Leaves: green, deciduous
Aspect: Full sun or dappled/partial shade.
Conditions: Any fertile, moist but well-drained soil (loam, sandy or clay).
Hardiness: Hardy throughout the UK.
Planting and Growing Doronicum
Easy to grow herbaceous plant. Plant in sun or part-shade, in a moist but well drained soil. Provide some support for the flowers of taller varieties, in early spring. Dead-head regularly to extend flowering period.
Ideal for a sunny border, lightly shaded border or a woodland garden. Compact varieties are also good for Alpine and Rock gardens. We recommend growing these plants a the front of the border or near a pathway, as the spectacular show of early blooms is always a delight after a dreary winter.