Aureomaculatum Variegated Leopard Plant
Aureomaculatum Leopard Plant boasts a most unusual and gorgeous variegation, very similar to the Moon and Stars Watermelons we used to love growing at Common Ground Farm. Big cheery yellow spots of different sizes dot the leaves and add a very unique look and texture wherever this one is planted. Really brightens up a shady garden! And the leaf stalk can be eaten like fuki throughout the summer.
Evergreen in zone 8 and easily hardy in zone 7 if provided good mulch around the roots, though they will die back in very cold winters, but come back happily the following spring.
Latin Name: Farfugium japonicum ‘Aureomaculatum’
Site and Soil: Leopard plants likes morning sun or dappled shade and moist soil.
Hardiness: 0º F.
Bearing Age: As soon as there are enough leaf stalks to harvest without stressing the plant.
Size at Maturity: 1-2 ft. in height by 2-3 ft. wide
Bloom Time: Fall
Pests & Diseases: Variegated Leopard Plant is not bothered by significant pest or disease problems.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 2B-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41