Giant leopard plant

Ligularia tussilaginea 'Gigantea'

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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Giant leopard plant (Ligularia tussilaginea 'Gigantea')
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Synonyms:  Farfugium japonicum 'Giganteum'
Genus:  Ligularia
This evergreen foliage plant has large, rounded, leathery leaves and daisy-like yellow flowers. It looks great in the border or in containers.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This plant is similar to the species, except the leaves are larger. Parts of it are poisonous if ingested.
Care:  Provide partial shade and moist, well-drained, fertile soil.
Propagation: 

By division in spring or by seed.

Problems: 

Slugs.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Fall
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Uses
Poisonous,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Container,
Beds and Borders
Style
Foliage,
Shade,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Type
Perennials

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