Herb latin name: Doronicum falconeri

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Doronicum falconeri:

The root is an aromatic tonic. It is said to be useful in the treatment of nervous depression.

Description of the plant:


50 cm
(1 foot)


Habitat of the herb:

Alpine slopes and rocks, 3300 - 4000 metres.

Propagation of Doronicum falconeri:

Seed - surface sow in a greenhouse from April to June and make sure the compost does not dry out. A diurnal temperature difference is beneficial to germination. The seed usually germinates in 10 - 20 days at 20C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Alpine slopes and rocks, 3300 - 4000 metres.

Known hazards of Doronicum falconeri:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.