Cold and shade loving plant

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Date Photo Taken: 12/12/2012
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Posted By: Kent


Saw this plant at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in December during Christmas lights. Was growing in a spot the appeared to get no sun. I have similar spots in my yard.


  1. hortiphoto Flower Fanatic says:

    That’s Farfugium japonicum ( ). The main attraction is the foliage but it also produces heads of yellow daisy flowers in autumn.

    May 3rd, 2013 at 5:09 am
  2. spatialdrift Flower Fanatic says:

    Ground ginger, perhaps?

    May 3rd, 2013 at 8:49 am
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Is that a bloom stalk? Yellow flowers?
    I was thinking ligularia, until I googled farfugium…

    May 8th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
  4. Kent Unregistered says:

    It’s not ground ginger. Hard to tell from this picture, but the leaves are 12-15″ across. I agree it is farfugium. More specifically, Farfugium japonicum ‘Giganteum’ (Giant Leopard Plant).

    Thanks for the help!

    May 9th, 2013 at 8:47 am

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