We all love plants that have a personality. They are the ones that stand out and make us take notice, and when we see them at a nursery, public garden, or in a fellow gardener’s collection, they go straight onto our wish list or into our shopping cart. Which unforgettable treasures will jump to mind as you listen to Danielle, Carol, and their guest muse about some of their favorite plants with presence?
Expert guest: Karl Gercens is the East Conservatory Manager at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Rose Sensation™ false hydrangea vine (Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Minsens’, Zones 5–9)
Double Take Scarlet™ flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Scarlet Storm’, Zones 5–9)
‘Wu-La-La’ hosta (Hosta ‘Wu-La-La’, Zones 3–9)
‘Little Honey’ oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Little Honey’, Zones 4b–9)
‘Storm Cloud’ bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Storm Cloud’, Zones 4–9)
Kodiak® Orange bush honeysuckle (Diervilla × ‘G2X88544’, Zones 4–7)
Marine heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens, Zones 10–11)
‘Straw’ Colorado spruce (Picea pungens ‘Straw’, Zones 4–8)
Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanium, Zones 11–12)
Tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii, Zones 9–10)
Madeira Island geranium (Geranium maderense, Zones 9–11)
Wood’s cycad (Encephalartos woodii, Zones 10–11)
Mule’s foot fern (Angiopteris evecta, Zones 10–11)