- Ideal soil and exposure for Caucasian doronic
- Date of sowing, division and planting of Caucasian doronic
- Advice of maintenance and culture of the doronic of the Caucasus
- Diseases, pests and parasites of the Caucasian doronic
- Location and favorable association of Caucasian doronic
- Recommended varieties of Doronicum for planting in the garden
The Doronic of the Caucasus (Eastern Doronicum syn. Doronicum caucasicum) is a perennial rhizomatous plant that is one of the first spring flowering bursts, and this precocity that illuminates the massifs is particularly appreciable after the long winter months.
It forms a tuft quite slow to spread with basal leaves oval, elliptic, cordate, slightly toothed and hairy, measuring between 6 and 10 cm long.
As early as March, golden yellow flowers, in solitary heads 2 to 5 cm in diameter, bloom on thin stems, giving the impression of being just above the foliage.
Caucasian doronic has excellent hardiness even though the foliage is deciduous.
- Family: Asteraceae
- Type: perennial
- Origin: Caucasus, Southeast Europe, Turkey, Lebanon
- Color: yellow flowers
- Sowing: yes
- Cutting: no
- Planting: autumn
- Flowering: March to May
- Height: 30 to 50 cm
Ideal soil and exposure for Caucasian doronic
Caucasian doronic is mostly half-shade in moderately fertile, rather sandy and well-drained soil.
Date of sowing, division and planting of Caucasian doronic
It is in spring that the seedlings are done, in box, under cold frame.
The tuft division is expected in October and planting is in the fall at 5 to 6 feet / m².
Advice of maintenance and culture of the doronic of the Caucasus
Do not overwater, especially if the soil is poorly drained. Remove the faded flowers as you go. In October, fold down all the foliage.
Diseases, pests and parasites of the Caucasian doronic
Root rot is to be feared when the soil is too wet.
Location and favorable association of Caucasian doronic
It is a plant that is grown in association with spring bulbs and biennials, in spring clumps or in hotpot.
Recommended varieties of Doronicum for planting in the garden
There are about 40 species of the genus Doronicum in total, including the Caucasian Doronic (Eastern Doronicum) and his cultivars as Eastern Doronicum 'Spring Beauty' with double heads, Eastern Doronicum 'Finesse' (50cm) with long stems, Eastern Doronicum 'Gerhard' with lemon yellow capitula and greenish yellow center, Eastern Doronicum 'Goldzwerg' (20-25cm) smaller...
Other species exist as Doronicum austriacum (up to 1.2m) at flowering in May-June, Doronicum columnae (15 to 60cm) at the flowering from April to June, Doronicum pardalianches (90cm) with light yellow flowers from May to August, Doronicum plantagineum (80cm) blooming in May with fading leaves just after...