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Leopard Plant Farfugium japonicum

Previously known as:

  • Ligularia tussilaginea
Phonetic Spelling
far-FEW-gee-um juh-PON-ih-kum
Description

Leopard plant is grown for its large, bold leaves spotted with gold. This species of Ligularia is the best for the warm Piedmont and Coastal Plain, while the tall flowered types only prosper in the mountains.  It performs well in shade, blooming in summer and dying back by winter.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#shade tolerant#yellow flowers#piedmont#shade garden#showy leaves#coastal#summer flowers#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#shade tolerant#yellow flowers#piedmont#shade garden#showy leaves#coastal#summer flowers#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Farfugium
    Species:
    japonicum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern China to Temp. Eastern Asia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms in late summer to fall
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Large with golden spots
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer