Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculatum'

Yellow Variegated Leopard Plant

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Item #: 850

Zones: 6b to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: China, Japan, Korea

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(aka: Ligularia tussilaginea 'Aureomaculata') I grew up knowing leopard plant as a houseplant before finally discovering its amazing winter hardiness. The bold, round, shiny green, 8-10" wide leaves are spotted with yellow dots, similar to a leopard skin. This consummate conversation piece grows well in sites that can be kept slightly moist but well-drained...poor drainage kills. That being said, Farfugium 'Aureomaculatum' wilts when dry but is amazingly drought-tolerant. The 24" wide clumps are topped with numerous 30" stalks of spectacular yellow daisies in October and November.