Farfugium japonicum 'Gigantea' (Giant Leopard Plant) - This interesting herbaceous perennial holds broad, rounded shiny green leaves that are 5 to 18 inches across and rise up from the ground individually on 3 to 4 foot stalks. In late summer through fall, yellow daisy-like flowers bloom on tall branched flower stems. They will grow in sun or shade, but do best in part shade and require it inland unless ample water is provided. Water regularly. This plant lends a tropical look to any garden. The correct name for the species is now considered to be a Farfugium japonicum.
I think they look great around the sugar kettle. Since it is my first attempt at growing this species, I will judge the ease of growing it and report back to you after our hot summer. For now, I do love the look.
Leopard Plant, y'all!