When you dream of moving to the tropics, you know that you are a hard-core gardener-not for beaches and tiki drinks-but because this will allow you to grow more cool plants. In this episode, we discussed tropical plants that we hope to grow in cool climates, and even tropical plants that we look forward to trying to grow in the future (and overwinter them like our agave). You will recognize some options, but there are also some plants, we are 99% sure you have never heard of it before. So, pick up your grass skirt (and a glass of rum) and meet us south of the equator for this tropical theme chat.
Expert testimony: Jim Kincannon is a gardener who worked in the gardens of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (now called Newfields).
Butterfly Striped Plant (Christia obcordata, Area 11-12)
Porcupine Tomato (Pitaya, Area 9-11)
Black cotton (Gossypium herbaceum’Nigra’, zones 10-11)
Coral plants (Equisetum Jujube, Area 9-11)
Golden Vein Plant (Clover, Area 9-11)
Angel’s horn (Brugmancia Genus and cvs., 7b-11 districts)
The ears of the “Thai Giant” elephant (ginkgo “Thailand Giant”, Zone 8-10)
Gunnella (Manicata, Area 8-11)
Jim Kincannon is a gardener who worked in the gardens of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (now called Newfields).
Golden Lotus Basho (Small fruit fungus, Area 7-10)
Pineapple Lily (Eucommia Genus and CV, Area 7-10)
Candle bush (Sena Tools, Area 9-11)
Mauritian hemp (lemongrass ‘Mediopicta’, area 9-11)