Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Farfugium japonicum 'Shishi Botan'
Parsley Leopard Plant
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Farfugium
Item #: 7820
Zones: 7a to 10b, at least
Height: 12" tall
Origin: China, Japan, Korea
(aka: Ligularia tussilaginea 'Shishi Botan') We were amazed when we first saw this bizarre farfugium at plantsman Barry Yinger's garden. Farfugium 'Shishi Botan' has grey-green fuzzy leaves that look as though they have been run through a meat grinder, leaving them with an open, three-dimensional look. Farfugium japonicum 'Shishi Botan' is certainly one of the most unique leopard plants that we've ever seen, and one that will leave visitors asking, "WHATIZIT?" The 18" wide clumps are topped in late October with stalks of bright yellow daisies.
Flower Color: Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Fall
Container Role: Thrillers
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