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DORONICUM orientale 'Magnificum'

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DORONICUM orientale 'Magnificum'

Plant Common Name

Leopard's Bane, Magnificum Leopard's Bane

General Description

The large-flowered leopard’s bane, 'Magnificum', bears s lots of golden daisies early in the season. This is one of those pretty perennials that you rarely see planted in American gardens. Leopard’s bane is a member of the sunflower family that produces showy golden daisies in spring, a time when such flowers are rare in the landscape. The flowers rise from solitary stems from clumps of green heart-shaped leaves with toothed edges. In the summer, they may go dormant, especially where summers are hot.

Grow this cool season perennial in partial sun or partial shade. It requires fertile, slightly acid garden soil with good drainage for good health and growth. This underused perennial is perfect for woodland or cottage gardens and pairs well with hellebores, Siberian Bugloss and Pulmonaria. Its flowers are also good for cutting.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    18"-20" / 45.7cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    24"-28" / 61.0cm - 71.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Turkey

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes