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Leopard's Bane

Doronicum orientale

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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How to grow Leopard's Bane

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

All parts of the plants are poisonous if ingested by humans.

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.

A full sun / partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water 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.

See our list of companion Plants for Leopard's Bane to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Leopard's Bane from seed

Transplanting Leopard's Bane

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Leopard's Bane is a very hardy plant.

Common Leopard's Bane problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Leopard's Bane plants:

Other names for Leopard's Bane

Doronicum caucasicum, Doronicum caucasium, Doronicum cordatum

Leopard's Bane care instructions

How long does Leopard's Bane take to grow?

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