Farfugium japonicum (L.) Kitam.

Leopard Plant

Cultivar Argenteum

Cultivar Argenteum


Family: Compositae

Genus: Farfugium

Category: Perennial

Zones: 7 to 8

Size: 24 to 30"t all

Exposure: Part Shade, Shade


Roundish leaves to 10" diameter with tall flower stems. Blooms yellow, daisy-like. Prefers moist to wet soil. Slugs and snails can be a problem.


'Argenteum' - Silver Leopard Plant - 15" tall and 36" wide with 10" diameter leaves - green leaves with white margins and some bluish streaks. Purple stems. Yellow flowers.

'Aureomaculatum' - to 20" tall, leaves to 10" wide with gold dots.


Published in Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 8: 268 in 1939.

Basionym Tussilago japonica L.

Native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

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