Little Leo (Doronicum)

Latin Name: D. orientale

Item #: 819A

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(10 in/25 cm) Compact bushy plant habit. Intense yellow overlapping flower petals with dark yellow centers. Likes sun or partial shade. Pkt. contains 50 seeds.
(10 in/25 cm) Compact bushy plant habit. Intense yellow overlapping flower petals with dark yellow centers. Likes sun or partial shade. Use for perennial borders or pot plants. Crop time 10-12 months. Some straw cover needed in sub zero areas. Hardy to zone 4. Pkt. contains 50 seeds.

 

DORONICUM (Leopard's Bane)   

Annual 24 in/61 cm Approx. 35,000 seeds per oz/28 gr.

GREENHOUSE: For Spring transplants, sow Feb. lst. Germinate @ alternation soil temps. of 50-60 degrees F./10-16 degree C. for 14 days. Sow 1/8 in/3 mm deep, cover seeds with fine soil, and firm. Transplant into 3 in/18 cm peat pots or paks, about 6 weeks after seeding.

Grow cool @ 55° F/13° C to prevent soft growth. Flowers are very large, just like large yellow Gerbera. Stems are quite long. Doronicum makes a good cut flower. Keep plants well cut for a continuous supply of flowers.

HOME GARDEN: Sow outdoors Apr. lst. @ 6 seeds per in/25 mm; 1/8 in/3 mm deep; cover seeds with fine soil and firm. Thin seedlings or transplant 16 in/41 crn apart. Use as a long -stem cut flower.

 

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