Tropicals

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These selections were chosen for colorful foliage and blooms. They can be put in the garden in their pots to be removed and taken inside for winter. Also, beautiful in a decorative container for your patio or pool area. Instant color and interesting textures.

ALOCASIA cuprea wentii
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Green Elephant Ear
height: varies zone: 9-10 habit: upright
Exotic heart-shaped leaves of shiny deep green with burgundy undersides. A bold statement as an indoor potted plant or as a patio beauty. Looks very impressive in the garden, compact and upright.
ALOCASIA 'Frydek'™
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Elephant Ear
height: varies zone: 9-10 habit: upright
Gorgeous dark green leaves with cream veining. Foliage has a velvet texture and a "Jurassic Park" look. Very exotic.
ALOCASIA odora
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Green Elephant Ear
height: varies zone: 9-10 habit: upright
Very adaptable in a landscape. Large green, upright, heart-shaped fans. Good garden specimen that will take some cool weather. Container or garden lovely.
COLOCASIA esculenta 'Black Magic'
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Black Elephant Ear
height: varies zone: 9-10 habit: upright
Purple-black leaves 2' long make this plant most spectacular. Giant clump 5- 6' tall with a similar spread, will take some cool weather but wants to be inside looking out for winter. Loves wet locations.
CORDYLINE fruticosa 'Red Star'
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Black Elephant Ear
height: varies zone: 9-10 habit: upright
Narrow, leathery, stiff leaves. Much like Yucca leaves, only milk chocolate in color. This plant looks great mixed with larger rocks and as an entrance plant. Move inside for cold months but will take a light freeze. Great for an accent in mixed containers.
BOUGAINVILLEA spectabilis 'Barbara Karst'
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Tropical Vine
height: varies zone: 9-10 habit: upright
Vine of color! Red blooms all summer. Well-drained soil can be kept a little dry for best color. Rapidly wanders up the trellis and will continue onward and upward in beautiful tropical color.
BOUGAINVILLEA spectabilis 'Raspberry Ice'
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Tropical Vine
height: varies zone: 9-10 habit: upright
Great climber, lovely raspberry blooms over variegated foliage of cream and green. Showy both in and out of color.
MANDEVILLA x amabilis 'Alice du Pont'
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Tropical Vine
height: varies zone: 9-10 habit: upright
Large pink flowers mid to late summer cover this evergreen woody vine. Best in a sheltered area with plenty of water. Needs support of a trellis, fence, or wall to be at its loveliest.
PASSIFLORA carulea
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Tropical Vine
height: varies zone: 9-10 habit: upright
Tropical vine of flamboyant white, pink, purple, and blue multi-colored flowers. Brilliant in full sun to part shade. Passion Flower will bloom all summer and quickly cover your trellis. Very Special!

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