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Magnificum Doronicum Seeds

Magnificum Doronicum Seeds
Magnificum Doronicum Seeds
Our ‘Magnificum’ Doronicum Seed produces a taller herbaceous perennial than Little Leo, but with the same sunny-type blossom and early blooming habit. Ideal for the cutting garden, Magnificum Doronicum, (sounds like something out of Harry Potter, doesn’t it?) stands tall on sturdy stems with brilliantly colored, slender rays extending outwards from its central cone. Grow Leopard’s Bane with other perennials, like daffodils, that may be fading just as Magnificum blossoms. And stock up on pretty vases; you can’t help but want to fill them with these! Approximately 150 seeds per each hand-filled packet.
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Magnificum Doronicum Seeds Growing Information

  • Mature Height: 18-24 inches
  • Mature Spread: 12-15 inches
  • Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Early Spring - Early Summer
  • Soil Moisture: Average
  • Soil Type: Widely Adaptable
  • Annual in Zones: 1-3
  • Perennial in Zones: 4-11
  • What is my zone?

Doronicum Flower Seeds are a hard seed, just as an Acacia or Macadamia nut is. They require scarifying in order to germinate. These seeds have a hard protective coating that needs to be broken in order for water to penetrate the seed and start the germination process. Scarifying is the act of breaking that hard, protective outer layer. Most gardeners will use a file or sandpaper to rough up the outside layer, while some will use a knife to make a small nick in the coating. Freezing the seeds may accomplish this, as this is how it is done in nature, but chemical means can also be used, such as soaking the seeds in vinegar. Just cover the seeds in a glass container with vinegar, stir them gently and allow them to soak for about 10-minutes. Remove them, rinse them and then sow them immediately. Sow indoors in February, outdoors in April, covering them as Doronicum needs darkness to germinate. At 50 to 60°F, germination will normally take about 14 days. Seeds should be planted or thinned to about 16-inches once the first true leaves appear.

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