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Plantidote of the day 2011-05-29

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leopard's bane

Doronicum orientale

leopard's bane "Little Leo"

Sweet, little perennial (z5-8) native to Eurasia needs partial to full shade. It goes dormant in the summer.

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Submitted by Kathryn on

I think maybe s/b partial shade to full sun? Asters? Love the bright yellow.

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Submitted by Kathryn on

I haven't grown this one, but growing guide says this is another toxic plant. I always look for this now, because of a cat that liked to chew plants, and got pretty sick. And small children love to pick flowers and when the saps are toxic it can be trouble.

But I am not sure how bad this one is or if this is true of all asters.


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Submitted by jerztomato on

K. it is in the aster family. Since it goes dormant in the summer, I don't see why you couldn't plant it in the sun as long as it has enough moisture.

I love poisonous plants! My garden is full of them. (no small children or loose pets in the yard) I never garden without gloves, so no worries about the sap.