Leopard's Bane Seeds - Doronicum Orientale Leopard's Bane Flower Seed

Leopard's Bane Seeds

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 16 inches

Bloom Season: Early spring to fall

Bloom Color: Yellow

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained soil, pH 6.0 - 6.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Doronicum Orientale

Planting Directions

Temperature: 60 - 70F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Cover seed lightly with topsoil after sowing

Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist but not wet until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Care & Maintenance: Leopard's Bane

Leopard's Bane (Doronicum Orientale) - Start this bright, sunny spring bloomer from Leopard's Bane seeds. It is an ornamental plant from the Asteraceae family (sunflower family). It is a perennial flower clear down to USDA Zone 3 so it is very hardy and cold tolerant. Doronicum Orientale plants are uncommon, but they are wonderful spring blooming perennials with attractively toothed foliage and daisy-like flowers. It performs best in a partially shaded, consistently moist location; however, it will grow in full sun in cooler environments. The plants approximately 16 inches tall. Leopard's Bane Doronicum is a very uniform plant, so it works well as an edging plant, in containers, or in small spaces when planted from flower seeds. The Leopard's Bane flower looks wonderful with spring bulbs, and it makes a great cut flower. It looks lovely in a vase with Forget-Me-Nots!

Sow Leopard's Bane seeds indoors in late winter. Press the flower seeds into the soil and lightly cover. Keep seeds moist until germination. Transplant outdoors in early spring. Can also be directly sown outdoors in spring when danger of frost has passed. Caution: all parts of this plant are poisonous. Do not eat the seeds or plant. Deer leave this flowering plant alone.