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Leopard Plant

Ligularia veitchiana

Ligularia veitchiana (14008184025) by peganum (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.8m

Max

1.8m

1.2m

Min

1.2m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Leopard Plant Overview

Ligularia veitchiana originally from central China is a beautiful perennial that produces striking large mid-green heart-shaped foliage and in summer tall spikes of lemon-yellow flowers. These plants are perfectly at home in damp soil and if you have large spaces of boggy areas, allow them to spread to provide attractive ground cover. These flower spikes are shorter and more conical in shape than other Ligularia species, however, they produce as much nectar and/or pollen making them a great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Leopard Plant

How to harvest Leopard Plant

Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements as required. Allow seedheads to ripen on the plant. Collect and store a cold, dry and dark location for use the following year.

How to propagate Leopard Plant

Division

You can propagate by division in spring.

Seed

In spring - under cover before the last frost, or direct sow after.

Special features of Leopard Plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Large triangular to heart-shaped with slightly puckered toothed edges.

Wet sites

Other uses of Leopard Plant

This ornamental plant is grown for its striking foliage, in mixed borders.