Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
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. It is a hardy herbaceous perennial that originates from Europe and Central Asia where it resides in the rocky soils of forest clearings and margins.
In spring, leopard’s bane produces large golden yellow daisies that rise from tall solitary stems. The clump-forming plants have green heart-shaped leaves with toothed edges. In the summer, they may go dormant.
Partial sun or shade and fertile garden soil with good drainage are needed for good health and growth. This underused perennial is perfect for a woodland or cottage garden and pairs well with hellebores, Siberian Bugloss and Pulmonaria. There are a number of desirable cultivars to include the compact 'Spring Beauty' ('Frühlingspracht'). Its flowers are also good for cutting.
8 - 1
4 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm
24"-36" / 61.0cm - 91.4cm
Spring, Late Spring
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Turkey, Central Asia
Green, Light Green
Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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