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Asteraceae

Farfugium

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Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculatum'

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.

ProblemsSlugs.

Species and cultivars

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