Doronicum Little Leo

This is another of the seedlings overwintered and just becoming ready to pot on. Five survivors have been put together in a ten inch pot.

Heart shaped foliage makes an attractive backdrop to the yellow flowers of this hardy perennial daisy. As the name suggests, Doronicum caucasicum ‘Little Leo’ is neat and compact compared to some of its taller relations making it perfect for the front of shaded borders. Leopard’s Bane, as it is commonly known, makes a pleasing cut flower and proves to be a magnet for pollinating insects in the garden. Height 12″.

doronicum-flower

Apparently this is the plant used to produce Arnica which from my limited medical knowledge is used to treat bruising.

Internal and external preparations made from the flowering heads of arnica have been used medicinally for hundreds of years so says Wiki.