Farfugium japonicum | Leopard
Farfugium japonicum | Leopard

Farfugium japonicum | Leopard

Regular price$15.00
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perfect for pollinators

While not a new plant, this striking plant has undergone a botanical name change and a recent surge in demand. 

Leopard plant is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial that is highly sought after for both landscapes and containers. In our opinion, this under-utilized plant offers both stunning foliage and bright yellow flowers in the autumn.  

Previously known by the Latin names Ligularia tussilaginea and Ligularia kaempferi, leopard plant is currently known as Farfugium japonicum. The round shiny leaves have also given rise to the name that many people know it by “tractor seat plant”.

Attractive shiny round foliage that is upstaged in autumn or early winter when bright yellow flowers are found standing proud of the leaves.  Bees and butterflies pollinate the flowers, and the resulting seeds can be collected for sowing.

These plants prefer moist, rich soil and grow happily in partial to full shade. Too much sun can wilt and burn leaves, so err on the shady side if you are not sure on where to put it.

While it is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, Farfugium requires consistent moisture and will wilt if allowed to dry out. A perfect choice for shady woodland gardens, boggy areas, pond banks, container gardens, and perennial borders and makes an excellent groundcover under trees.  This lovely plant looks great planted with ferns hostas, columbines, astilbe, and other fine-textured shade plants.


Height 0.5m x 1m Wide

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres 

We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
    • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
    • Most NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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