Monday, December 13, 2010
Farfugium japonicum--Leopard Plant
Apparently, the cultivars, with variegated leaves, are pretty common, but gardeners do not usually grow the plain species of the Leopard Plant like this one at the UC Botanical Garden. It has shiny, round green leaves and yellow daisy flowers. It is native to Japan, Korea and Taiwan where it grows on rocky coastal cliffs. It likes moist shady areas. Bright yellow flowers in fall and early winter. What a nice time of year for flowers!