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Welcome to the independent website of the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans! This site is intended to provide our members and the general public with up-to-date information on our organization including educational and gardening activities, volunteer opportunities in and around town, and the latest news of MGGNO.   General information about the Louisiana Master Gardener program, horticultural publications and more can be found at lsuagcenter.com and in this brief article by Miles Brashier, Louisiana Master Gardener Coordinator4.

Our Mission

To increase the public’s love for and knowledge of gardening and responsible stewardship of the environment.

Serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans strives to aid  the LSU AgCenter to meet the educational needs of home gardeners in our community while providing enjoyable, worthwhile service experience for our members.

Gardening Tips

Ligularia – Leopard plant

This herbaceous perennial was previously known as Ligularia tussilaginea and Ligularia kaempferi. Now known as Farfugium japonicum. Ligularia or Leopard plant is a member of the Asteracea (sunflower) family. It is native to rocky coastal areas of Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Ligularia should be planted at the front or middle of the garden bed. They look great in containers with other plants or as a specimen plant. They bloom from Spring to Fall but I could not help notice the shiny foliage plus the large daisy-like yellow blooms that are still blooming. Of course, now that I say this, we’ll have a freeze to wipe out the foliage. Ligularias grow to a compact 2 ft with evergreen clumps of large shiny kidney shaped foliage. They are grown for the beautiful large foliage as opposed to the blooms. Read more

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