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Farfugium japonicum ‘Aureomaculatum’
Farfugium japonicum ‘Aureomaculatum’
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Farfugium japonicum ‘Aureomaculatum’

Leopard Plant

USDA Zone: 8-10

Plant number: 1.212.100

Known as the Leopard Plant, this is a less hardy cousin of the familiar perennial Ligularia. In Zones 1 through 6 this is best grown in a pot or tub, so plants can be wintered indoors. Forms an evergreen mound of large, rounded leaves, dark green in colour, with unusual bright yellow polka-dots. Short spikes of yellow daisies may appear in late fall. Superb as a foliage accent, particularly with gold-leaved companion plants. Clumps may be divided in early spring, but be sure to cut back some of the leaves at the same time.

Further details for
Farfugium japonicum ‘Aureomaculatum’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
  Late Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.