This genus contains just two species of perennials from waterside areas of East Asia. These are evergreen foliage plants with large leathery leaves and daisy-like yellow flowers. Cultivars of this genus produce clean, rounded foliage with big, irregular splashes of white or cream, and matte gray-green leaves in a glorious tangle of crispy edges. Farfugium do well in the border or in containers, or as groundcover near water.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsLarge, attractive leaves.
CareFertile, well-drained soil in partial shade. Shelter from midday sun and drying winds.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in winter or spring. Divide in spring.