Ground cover plants for an exotic look

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Black jungle
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Ground cover plants for an exotic look

Post by Black jungle » Mon May 04, 2020 11:49 pm

Hello everyone.

I am new to this website so please forgive me if I am posting this in the wrong place.

I am currently building a large bio dome for exotic plants in Surrey.
I have quite a knowledge of semi tropical plants I can grow of which I don’t need any added heat, just a greenhouse to protect the plants from the cold.

Where I do lack knowledge is in the ground cover area.

Please if you have any suggestions for exotic looking, bold colourful plants... anything of that sort that you know can be grown in very sheltered areas of the U.K. I would much appreciate the tip.

I currently have a few plants ready to plant at ground level including farfugium jalonicum some pink China Colocasia and quite a few bromeliads Just to name a few, but I am looking for striking colourful foliage mostly.



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charliep
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Ground cover plants for an exotic look

Post by charliep » Tue May 05, 2020 6:56 am

I would use Clivia if I could get away with it! But I have also seen forms of coloured leaved Tradescantia looking good on Madeira
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Ground cover plants for an exotic look

Post by harryc » Thu May 07, 2020 9:08 am

For exotic ground cover Coleus are fantastic along with impatiens.

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