Friday, October 08, 2010

Leopard Plant


Leopard Plant
Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculata'
(far-FEW-gee-um) (juh-PON-ih-kum)
Synonym: Ligularia tussilaginea

This interesting perennial was blooming in a garden I visited last week. It seemed too good to be true. Growing in a wet area in deep shade it had a full crop of flowers, which just brightened up the wooded area so beautifully. The foliage was interesting with random yellow spots, which gives some interest during the rest of the year. Lucky there was a tag in the ground because I would have sworn it was some type of Ligularia. That is what it was called at one time but the name has changed to Farfugium.

I am looking forward to the weekend. Hopefully there will be a few photo ops. Just got to get through the mulch and gravel job today.

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