• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, up to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Woodland Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Late Summer into Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:far-FEW-gee-um juh-PON-ih-kum
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, up to 3 ft. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Summer into Fall
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic, Tropical
    Design IdeasA robust perennial essential to the mixed border and back of perennial beds. Attractive massed in a woodland setting. Linear planting creates a striking seasonal hedge-like mass. Single plants become large enough for a focal point or surround for art. Naturalizes well around water features, stream beds or pools, and provides solutions for low, damp spots. Component of cutting gardens, both foliage and flowers.
    Companion PlantsFuchsia (Fuchsia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Columbine (Aquilegia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in organically rich, moist, loamy, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    In Japan the plant is known as Metakaraku, which means "sweet smelling roots". Once classified as Ligularia tussaginea, this species of Ligularia has been reclassified as Farfugium japonicum.