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Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculatum' (Leopard Plant)

Gold-spotted Japanese Farfugium, Farfugium tussilagineum 'Aureomaculatum', Ligularia tussilaginea 'Aureo-maculata', Ligularia 'Leopard', Ligularia 'Spotted Leopard'


Award-winning Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculatum' (Leopard Plant) is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with large, kidney-shaped, glossy rich green leaves, up to 10 in. across (25 cm), heavily speckled with creamy-yellow. Evergreen in warm winter climates, the foliage dies to the ground when temperatures fall to 20ºF (-6ºC). In late summer to fall, clusters of yellow daisy flowers, up to 1.5 in. across (4 cm), bloom on 2 ft. tall (60 cm) branched stems that rise above the foliage. This big-leafed, water-loving plant is perfect for woodland gardens, bog gardens, borders, along ponds and streams. A choice container plant too.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 2 ft. tall and wide (60 cm).
  • Performs best in partial shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Protect from strong, drying winds. In colder climates, provide a deep winter mulch.
  • Leopard Plant is generally disease free. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails.
  • Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in winter or spring or by division in spring. May not come true from seed.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ligularia
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles City and Courtyard

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ligularia
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles City and Courtyard

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