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Commonly known as Leopard's bane
Genus of 40 species of deciduous, rhizomatous or tuberous perennials from woodland, scrub, meadows, heathland and rocky sites in Europe, southwestern Asia, and Siberia.
In the daisy family and one of the "banes" avoided by animals as poisonous to them.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rhizomatous or tuberous perennials. Elliptic to oval basal leaves with heart-shaped bases. Stem leaves are more lance-shaped.
Partial shade - or dappled.
Additional Features - Good to know - daisy-like flowers, good for cutting.
Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew possibly, leaf spot
Place of origin - Europe, southwestern Asia, Siberia.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich.
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