Farfugium japonicum 'Giganteum' /Giant Leopard Plant, Ligularia

Farfugium japonicum 'Giganteum'  / Farfugium japonicum 'Giganteum'
Large, coarse textured, round leaves
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Large, coarse textured, round leaves

Typical clump of this perennial


Clump of ligularia along a garden path

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Scientific Name: Farfugium japonicum 'Giganteum'
Common Name: Giant Leopard Plant, Ligularia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Fruit color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a great evergreen perennial for the shade garden. Although somewhat slow to grow into a sizable clump this is very easy to grow and small plants can be taken from a large well established clump. Somewhat expensive to purchase. This plant has been formerly known as Ligularia tussilaginea and Ligularia kaempferi. It is primarily grown for its handsome glossy, round leaves, but there is a rather significant yellow stalked flower that appears in the fall.