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Foliage has an unusual scallop.

'Little Leo' Leopard's Bane
Doronicum orientale 'Little Leo'


Cheerful daisy-like yellow flowers have a multitude of ray florets around a gold center of disc flowers. Foliage is oblanceolate and scalloped. A good pick if you are looking for an early spring yellow.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded

Plant Use: In beds and borders or in pots; as cut flowers.

Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
Bloom Period:
late spring
Height: Minimum: 14 inches      Maximum: 18 inches

Width: Minimum: 12 inches     Maximum: 24 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Reportedly prefers shade, but our plants did well in full sun. Spreads via rhizomes, but goes dormant in summer because it won't tolerate heat. Plan ahead for this and overplant with annuals that have shallow root systems, such as impatiens or lobelia.

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