Ligularia, sometimes called Leopard Plant, is valued for its bold evergreen foliar impact in shady gardens.
Large, dark green, heart-shaped leaves are tinged with purple, including the undersides, veins and margins, giving this plant a truly striking appearance.
Ligularia is an evergreen, clumping perennial, getting about two feet wide and three feet tall. It does best in shady, wet conditions, so it’s perfect if you have heavy clay soils and a dark, boggy area that stays too wet for most other plants.
Even though it likes moist soil, it grows quite well in water thrifty gardens, as long as it’s in shade with deep soil.
A member of the aster family, tall flower spikes (to 24”) emerge from the leafy center, topped with yellow daisy-like flowers.