Doronicum

Doronicum

The garden forms of leopard's bane are spring ephemerals; they go dormant after flowering.  They like heavy soil, and if happy will run about by short rhizomes that usually start with one small leaf, leading to the mistake of thinking they are seedlings.  The flowers are borne on tall, straight stems even in shade, their favorite habitat.  The golden daisies, with very thin ray petals, make a good cut flower.    Deadheading after flowering to encourage a sporadic second flowering; this also helps the foilage to remain more attractive.  Companion plants include primula, brunnera, hosta, viola and dicentras.

Specifications

  • Common Name: Leopards Bane
  • Zone: 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
  • Bloom: Spring | Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall
  • Growth: 12-18 Inches
  • Exposure: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Partial Shade
  • Water: Average