Doronikum (Doronikum) - the earliest "chamomile" in the garden. Inflorescences-baskets with a diameter of 6-10 cm are completely golden yellow. It is a frost-resistant rhizome perennial of the Aster family.
In culture, two types are most commonly used.
Eastern Doronicum (Doronicum orientale) is a perennial with a beaded rhizome. Shade-tolerant plant, with rounded leaves appearing on small petioles in spring, forms a continuous ground cover. In early May, erect stems with a height of 30-50 cm develop, ending in a single yellow large basket up to 8 cm in diameter. It blooms from mid-May to mid-June, then sharply loses its decorative effect, soon its leaves die off. Therefore, it is considered an early spring ornamental plant for use in the background.
Doronicum plantaginaceae (Doronicum Plantagineum) - Grandiflora this kind are widely known in culture. Its leaves are on long petioles, the peduncle is high - up to 140 cm and large yellow single baskets up to 12 cm in diameter. Blooms from mid-May to mid-June. Does not form seeds. Leaves die off by the end of June.
Doronicums love wet, lighted or semi-shaded places. They can grow in one place for many years.
They reproduce vegetatively. The rhizome is dug up in the middle of summer; it easily breaks up into small pieces, which are transplanted to a permanent place. They are undemanding to soils.
Recommended for planting in mixborders to create a bright, sunny spot in early spring. "Yellow chamomile" looks spectacular in group plantings against the background of shrubs.