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Doronicum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
dor-ON-ih-kum
Description

Leopard's Bane is a genius of 38 species of showy spring-blooming plants. They produce bright yellow daisy-like flowers on strong stems and make great cut flowers. They are native to Europe in rocky alpine woodland areas.

Leopard's Bane is best suited to areas with cool night temperatures in summer as they do not tolerate heat and humidity well. Grow as and annual in zones above 7. They may die down in the heat of summer and return in fall in ideal conditions. The plant spreads by rizomes. Plant in average to humusy, moist, well-drained soil in part shade. Does well in containers, rock gardens, shade borders and woodland gardens.

Pests: Aphids, Sawflies

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Goldzwerg'
    6 inches tall. Blooms March-May
  • 'Harpur Crewe'
    Wide rays on flowers May-June
  • 'Little Leo'
    Compact cultivar which grows 8-12” tall
  • 'Miss Mason'
    Yellow flowers, 15 inches tall
  • 'Spring Beauty'
    Double flowers, 18 inches tall
'Goldzwerg', 'Harpur Crewe', 'Little Leo', 'Miss Mason', 'Spring Beauty'
Tags:
#perennials#yellow flowers#mass planting#daisy-like#cool weather plant#rock garden#border planting#spring interest#butterfly friendly#partial shade tolerant#woodland garden#borders#containers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Goldzwerg'
    6 inches tall. Blooms March-May
  • 'Harpur Crewe'
    Wide rays on flowers May-June
  • 'Little Leo'
    Compact cultivar which grows 8-12” tall
  • 'Miss Mason'
    Yellow flowers, 15 inches tall
  • 'Spring Beauty'
    Double flowers, 18 inches tall
'Goldzwerg', 'Harpur Crewe', 'Little Leo', 'Miss Mason', 'Spring Beauty'
Tags:
#perennials#yellow flowers#mass planting#daisy-like#cool weather plant#rock garden#border planting#spring interest#butterfly friendly#partial shade tolerant#woodland garden#borders#containers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Doronicum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa and Asia-Temperate
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Achene is oval, flattened and ribbed
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Medium bright yellow, daisy-like flowers borne singly on erect stems rising above the foliage.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenulate
    Denticulate
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are heart-shaped and deeply toothed. Shape and size vary between species.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Erect green stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Rock Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits