Farfugium japonicum ‘Gigantea’

Farfugium japonicum 'Gigantea' Blooming now on the Armstrong campus is Farfugium japonicum ‘Gigantea’, commonly known as leopard plant.

This bold looking perennial produces dinner-plate sized rounded shiny green leaves that rise up in clumps on three to four-foot stalks. In late summer through fall, yellow daisy-like flowers bloom on tall branched flower stems.

The foliage is semi-evergreen for us in most winters, but will die back to the ground at 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Leopard plant makes a good tall groundcover that will shade out many competing weeds and grows best in part-shade with regular watering.

The leopard plant is native to rocky coastal cliffs in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.Farfugium japonicum 'Gigantea' 3

 

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