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PlantFiles: Giant Leopard's Bane
Doronicum pardalianches

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Doronicum (dor-ON-ih-kum) (Info)
Species: pardalianches

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral altagardener On Dec 31, 2012, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

This species differs from the more commonly-grown Doronicum orientale in that it is rhizomatous and spreading.

Positive dije On May 3, 2012, dije from Ontario
Canada wrote:

In our Ontario Zone 5 garden prefers part shade. Seeds politely around. Survives considerable drought but goes dormant to do so. Bright, cheerful spring flower.

Positive placands On Jun 27, 2011, placands from Hilton, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have grown this plant in my garden for many years. It prefers partial shade. Will reseed itself.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Swansea, Massachusetts
Hilton, New York
Camano Island, Washington
Chimacum, Washington

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