Sunday, May 3, 2009
This farfugium japonicum or as some refer to it, ligularia tussilaginea is commonly called the 'Leopard Plant' for obvious reasons. People that are not familiar with it often think it is diseased or the spots are the work of some pest, but that is not the case. It is a shade plant that adds a bright spot to dark beds with what looks like dappled light hitting the leaves. It does have yellow flowers on spikes, but I grow it primarily for the foliage.