Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculatum'
Yellow Variegated Leopard Plant
Item #: 850
Zones: 6b to 10b
Height: 20" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: China, Japan, Korea
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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(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; hence, the name. 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.