Creative and fun to look at, Spotty Dotty is a real treat for shade gardens. This robust hybrid grows vigorously and tolerates cold better than others of its kind. Its foliage consists of broad attractive leaves that begin a startling yellow with chocolate colored spots and then mellows to light green with darker green spots. While it is loved mainly for its unique foliage, in spring smooth magenta blooms can be found beneath its ample leaves as well. Spotty Dotty thrives best in full to part shade and prefers deep, damp, and well-drained soil environments. Humus-rich soil is its delight, but drought and hard frost are its biggest enemies. Zones 6-9.