The genus contains over twenty species native
to Europe and temperate Asia, the one named above
being the most worthy for garden cultivation.
The leaves are oval and toothed with leafy stems,
two feet high and bearing yellow, daisy-like flowers,
three inches across.
The form Doronicum p. excelsum has flowers an inch larger
and is more robust in growth, often attaining
This and the type are the ones most usually favoured
in cultivation, being superior to the other known
They are much valued as cut flowers.
The plant demands little from its cultivator provided
the soil is given moderate cultivation, is well
drained and enjoys a certain amount of sun.
It is said that the species in question lends
itself to forcing, but little appears to have
been attempted in this direction. It associates
well with the earliest blue-flowered perennials.
Propagation is by division of the root in October
or when growth begins.
The flowering season is from April to early June.
See Also : Doronicum