Photo by T. Avent taken at Nursery Caroliniana, SC
Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Photo by T. Avent taken at B. Yinger Gdn, PA
Farfugium japonicum 'Kaimon Dake'
Kaimon Dake Leopard Plant
Item #: 7957
Zones: 7a to 10b, at least
Height: 12" tall
Origin: China, Japan, Korea
(aka: Ligularia tussilaginea) This unusual Japanese selection of leopard plant could easily have been named "snow leopard." Farfugium 'Kaimon Dake' emerges with large white leaves, each highlighted with a random pattern of central dark green specks...sort of like a cheap flat screen television after the warranty expires. The aging foliage eventually turns solid green which gives the clump a surprising amount of vigor. This cultivar does not like deep shade, actually preferring an hour or two of sun daily. Each 1' tall x 2' wide clump is topped by 2' tall stalks of yellow daisies in fall...a superb specimen plant we can offer thanks to our friend, Barry Yinger.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Bloom Time: Fall
Container Role: Fillers
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