Tuesday, May 18, 2010
There are few plants with more interesting foliage than the Spotted Leopard Plant (Ligularia sachalinensis) shown here at the top of the picture. It goes well here in a partially shaded spot with the 'Stella de Oro' Daylily (Hemerocallis), which is a nice color echo. Whenever a novice gardener that is not familiar with the ligularia comes through the garden I have to tell them that this plant is very healthy, the spots are not from insect or disease damage. Bold and fun, this plant likes a cool, moist location, will wilt in the sun, but bounce right back as soon as the shade returns. Busy plant!