Leopard's Bane is part of the Doronicum genus and its scientific name is Doronicum orientale. The orientale part of this plant's botanical name means 'eastern'.Leopard's Bane grows as a perennial and is a flower. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Leopard's Bane is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (1.46 feet). Expect blooming to occur in early spring.
Typically, Leopard's Bane is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
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All parts of the plants are poisonous if ingested by humans.
Remember to water Leopard's Bane moderately. Use Zone 3 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Leopard's Bane is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.
This plant is very attractive to bees and butterflies, and is a great addition to the garden for those looking to increase the natural pollinators in their garden.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Leopard's Bane so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Leopard's Bane so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Leopard's Bane plants:
Doronicum caucasicum, Doronicum caucasium, Doronicum cordatum