Giant Leopard Plant
Big, bold tropical looking leaves that nearly resemble a terrestrial lily pad, or something of the sort, and are sure to cheer you up year round with their big round leaves and playful little yellow flowers. Giant Leopard Plant can take a good bit of shade and soggy conditions, something that we often have here in the Pacific Northwest.
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 ‘Gigantea’
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