huge plants for tropical border

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parkeey
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huge plants for tropical border

Post by parkeey » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:09 am

i have a thistle plant cardoon (CYNARA cardunculus), which is my biggest plant in the border bigger than me, i am just trying to think of some more huge foilage or herbaceous plants for the back of the border, i have a t rex also, musa basjoo, also have a paulownio tree, and trying think of maybe a few tropical trees, i tried ALBIZIA-chocolate and the Acacia dealbata , both which died in that heavy snow few years back in kent, not sure to try the acacia again... or any other nice trees.
any plants or tropical trees u can think just list please..... thks :P

greendragon

Re: huge plants for tropical border

Post by greendragon » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:03 pm

Gunnera for a herbacious big leafer, Wollemia Nobilis for a tropical tree.

Mr List

Re: huge plants for tropical border

Post by Mr List » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:24 pm

fig trees look nice

call

Re: huge plants for tropical border

Post by call » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:59 pm

do you have anyware to store stuff for the winter because if you do you could try ensete :>beard<:

billo

Re: huge plants for tropical border

Post by billo » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:12 pm

Big herbaceous plants, not tropical but hard as nails - Inula magnifica, Achillea grandiflora& Eupatorium pupureum.

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Adam D
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Re: huge plants for tropical border

Post by Adam D » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:19 pm

billo wrote:Big herbaceous plants, not tropical but hard as nails - Inula magnifica, Achillea grandiflora& Eupatorium pupureum.
Good shout on the Eupatorium.

Yes, they aren't tropical, but I really like the leaves on them, the overall shape and the fact that they flower much later in the season. There are various varieties you can buy in the UK. I have four of them and they are all slightly different heights with different leaves, cannabicum is my favourite.

They like lots of moisture though, which could be a problem in normal years down in your part of the country.

S

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