Farfugium japonicum | Leopard
Farfugium japonicum | Leopard

Farfugium japonicum | Leopard

Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00

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 

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) 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 Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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