Ligularia tussilaginea 'Aureo-maculata'

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Ligularia
Common Name (Alternative): Leopard Plant

A truly unique selection of ligularia. Rounded, glossy, green leaves randomly splashed with yellow dots form large clumps and provide interest even when this plant is not in bloom. In the fall, orange-yellow, daisy-like flowers are displayed in upright spikes above the foliage.

As an added bonus, this plant is usually left alone by the insects and diseases that can inflict a large amount of damage on other members of this genus.

Origin: Not Native to North America


  1-2 Feet
  1-2 Feet
Flower Color:
  Gold/Orange Shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
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Sun or Shade?:
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Average water needs
  Consistent water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
  Early fall
How's your soil?:
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Rain Garden


Border plants
Cut flower or foliage
Specimen or focal point

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Ligularias are at their best when grown in cool, moist locations in part shade. Protection from the hot, afternoon sun in the south is essential to prevent wilting. They are a natural for the pond side where there is a constant supply of moisture, though they do require good drainage.


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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.