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Doronicum ‘Leonardo Compact’
(Leopard's Bane)

£10.00£18.00

£10.00
£18.00
Cut Flowers
40cm x 40cm
Partial Shade
Fully Hardy

A Spring-time daisy! We love Doronicum or Leopard’s Bane – not just because it’s one of the first perennials in the garden to flower but because it’s really hardy and brightens up those dark days, early in the growing season. Perfect for combining with tulips, or other Spring flowering bulbs and great as a cut flower to gift or enjoy indoors too!

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RHS Plants For Pollinators
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Description

Doronicum 'Leonardo Compact' emerges as a cheerful early Spring perennial, offering a bright and buoyant presence just when we crave it the most. As a member of the Asteraceae family, this dwarf herbaceous perennial proves to be an easy-to-grow gem, making it a perfect addition to cottage gardens, prairie gardens and wildlife spaces. Its compact nature ensures a slow spread, forming a neat mound of foliage that adds structure to your garden. In the late Spring, 'Leonardo Compact' transforms into a burst of colour, with abundant large, yellow, daisy-like flowers adorning slender stems above the lush leaves. Undercover, this Doronicum will flower from March and from April when in the garden, we feel that enjoying a perennial in flower such as this, so early in the season is quite unique. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, these flowers also serve as excellent cut blooms, adding a touch of cheer to your indoor arrangements too! This delightful perennial not only enhances the aesthetic design of your garden but also contributes to its overall biodiversity. Embracing the early-season vibrancy of Doronicum 'Leonardo Compact,' is quite easily done, it's a compact and easy-to-care-for perennial that promises to bring cheer, colour and beautiful pollinators to your garden landscape.

Planting Conditions

Plant Doronicum 'Leonardo Compact' for a burst of sunshine in your garden by supporting its ideal planting conditions. Opt for well-drained, fertile soil with a neutral to slightly acidic ph. This perennial thrives in partial shade to full sun in a sheltered spot. Adequate spacing of around 12-18 inches, allows for healthy growth and proper air circulation. Plant during early Spring or in Autumn for seamless establishment but we advise against planting during frosts. 'Leonardo Compact' graces your garden with its golden sunshine-yellow blooms, illuminating partially shaded corners with a cheery warmth. By following these planting guidelines, characterised by the right soil composition and light exposure, you ensure a flourish of cheer of Doronicum's vibrant display.

Watering & Feeding

Nurture the vibrant blooms of Doronicum 'Leonardo Compact' with attentive watering and feeding. We advise keeping the soil moist but allowing to dry slightly between waterings, ensuring a well-hydrated environment without waterlogging, as Doronicum will tolerate most well-drained soils, but dislike very wet conditions. For feeding, apply a general-purpose, slow-release fertiliser in early Spring to provide essential nutrients for robust growth. Moderation is key to prevent overstimulation. With careful attention to watering and modest feeding, 'Leonardo Compact' will thrive, displaying its radiant golden-yellow flowers and becoming a beacon of brightness in your garden without overwhelming maintenance.

General Care

Doronicum 'Leonardo Compact' epitomizes ease of care, making it a resilient and low-maintenance perennial. Regular deadheading, the removal of spent blooms, promotes continuous flowering throughout Summer with minimal effort. This perennial, known for its golden sunshine-yellow blossoms, thrives in well-drained soil and partial to full sun, adapting effortlessly to various conditions. With a hardy nature, it withstands common pests like aphids and remains resistant to diseases. Adequate spacing, around 12-18 inches, ensures optimal growth, and its overall durability makes it an ideal choice for gardeners seeking a fuss-free yet stunning addition to their garden space.