Episode #165 | Original Air Date: October 16, 2020
Leopard plant is a shade-tolerant groundcover that blooms in autumn and early winter, sending up airy clusters of small, daisy-like yellow flowers that hover over its glossy foliage.
The kidney-shaped leaves have a leathery look. One cultivar, ‘Giganteum’, produces leaves that can reach 15” across.
Leopard plant gets its name from the spotted yellow or white patterns found on the leaves of some cultivars. Solid green, variegated and crinkled forms also exist.
Leopard plant does best when planted in partial shade in moist, enriched soil.
This spreading perennial grows in clumps that can be divided in spring, making it a great plant to pass along to other garden lovers.
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