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Herbaceous Perennial

Doronicum 'Little Leo'

A slowly-spreading, rhizomatous perennial to a height of 30cm, with gently scalloped basal leaves with heart-shaped bases and a few stem leaves. Produces solitary, golden-yellow daisy flowerheads, 2.5-5cm across on slender stems in mid and late spring

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Doronicum are rhizomatous or tuberous-rooted herbaceous perennials with heart-shaped basal leaves and bright yellow daisy-like flower-heads

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, reasonably fertile, preferably sandy soil in partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by division in early autumn or propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Garden edging
  • Ground cover
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Deadhead flowers for a second flush of blooms

Pests

Generally pest-free but may be susceptible to leaf and bud eelworm

Diseases

May be susceptible to a leaf spot, root rot and powdery mildews

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