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Tolmiea menziesii 'Taff's Gold'

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Species Name: Tolmiea menziesii 'Taff's Gold'
Common Name: Taff's Gold Piggy Back Plant

Unusual dark purple flowers rise above gold speckled foliage. Does best in cool damp locations, as well as in containers. Plants reproduce by dropping "plantlets" which fall from the stems and root in the ground where they land.

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Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Dark purple
Endangered?:
Distribution: Selected for the garden by Stephen Taffler
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden by Stephen Taffler

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