Flowers yellow in April and May.
A very showy early blooming perennial, with light
green foliage and single daisy-shaped flowers,
bright yellow, borne on long stalks. It will thrive
in any reasonable garden soil, and will carry
on some sort of existence even in a starved shrubbery
The plants should be put out in October or November,
and may remain in one position several years.
Cut down the stems when the flowering is over,
and let the crowns have a share of the autumnal
There are several varieties: D. Clusii is very
free—flowering; Austriacum is an early flowerer;
plantagineum excelsum (called also Harper Crewe)
is the largest, and on the whole the most desirable
for the mixed border.
After the main blooming in spring, it gives a
scattering of flowers through the summer. It should
be noted that Doronicums have the power of affecting
the skin of some people with a most unpleasant
irritation or eczema, and unless a lucky accident
proves the gardener to be immune, the plant should
not be touched without gloves.
See Also: Leopards