A neat and compact selection compared to some of its lankier relations, making it perfect for the front of shaded borders. with semi-double flowers.
Leopard's bane is one of the few daisy family members to bloom in spring, and usually manages to coincide with the last of the daffodils. It's an easy-going plant, useful for getting a flower border off to an early start, or for growing towards the front of a shrub border. Since its foliage appears early, clumps may be grown in front of large hybrid daffodils to mask the foliage while it dies down . They also look good teamed with cowslips on a grassy bank to create a natural spring display. Try contrasting it with scarlet tulips.
A good plant for a mixed border or woodland garden as it is happy in dappled shade.
Height and spread: 30cm x 60cm
Common name(s): Leopard's bane
Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society.