Farfugium japonicum, Leopard Plant, Green Leopard Plant

Farfugium japonicum

Leopard Plant, Green Leopard Plant
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Japan
USDA Zone: 7-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterKeep soil moistYellow, orange flowersOrnamental foliageSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Farfugium japonicum grows in a loose clump about 2 ft (0.6 m) tall and wide spreading by rhizomes. Daisy-like yellow flowers, 1-2 in (2.5-5.1 cm) across, are borne in loose clusters.

Some cultivars have shiny green leaves variegated with irregular creamy white or yellow markings.

Leopard Plant has been known under many names, including Ligularia tussilaginea, L. kaempferi, L. japonica, Senecio kaempferi, Tussilago japonicum, and Farfugium grande.

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