‘A sensational, frilled plant with evergreen wavy foliage’

Farfugium japonicum ‘Wavy Gravy’ presented by Lloyd Traven – photo: Concept Plants

Farfugium japonicum ‘Wavy Gravy’ presented by Lloyd Traven – photo: Concept Plants

Farfugium japonicum ‘Wavy Gravy’ is a new cultivar that is characterized by its compact, uniform, round mounded plant habit, its young puberulent foliage that remains densely pubescent even when fully expanded, its extremely tightly curled foliage that is gray-green in color, and its stems that are long and straight in shape. Lloyd Traven discovered the new cultivar in the summer of 2013 as a naturally occurring branch mutation Farfugium japonicum growing in his trial garden in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania (US). It was patented in February 2017.
Winter hardy down to -15 °C
It is submitted by La Forêt Solutions Plants to the new plants competition Innovert from the French trade fair Salon du Végétal (June 19-21) as a ‘sensational, frilled plant with its evergreen wavy foliage’. “It is ideally suited to shaded areas of the garden, providing texture with an element of eccentricity. It is a very compact and dense cultivar, with its characteristic curly foliage making it stand out from the crowd.” This 50 cm tall plant should be winter hardy (-15 °C). ‘Wavy Gravy’ resembles kale to some extent. “It has pretty yellow flowers in the autumn which will last well as part of a bouquet. A touch of fun in one’s partly-shaded beds.”
Concept Plants is responsible for the royalty management of this new Farfugium.
‘Wavy Gravy’ – photo: Concept Plants

‘Wavy Gravy’ – photo: Concept Plants