THE PERFECT STATEMENT FOR A SHADY SPOT: ITS LARGE, SHINY LEAVES ARE LUSH AND LOVELY
Gardeners fall in love with the heart-shaped shiny leaves of the Giant Leopard Plant or Farfugium Japonicum ‘Gigantea.’ Growing 5 to 18 inches across, the leaves rise up from the ground individually on 3 to 4 foot stalks. In late summer through fall, yellow, daisy-like flowers bloom on the tall branched flower stems.
Native to Japan’s moist meadows, stream banks and coastal areas, the Giant Leopard Plant does not like all day shade, but prefers at least a couple of hours of sun, along with slightly moist but well-drained soil. It does brilliantly in the garden, or in a container.