Episode 136: Plants with Presence Leave a comment

We all love plants that have some personality. These 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 the wish list or into the shopping cart. Which unforgettable treasures will jump to mind as you listen to Danielle, Carol, and their guest musing about some of their favorite plants with presence?

Expert guest: Karl Gercens is the East Conservatory Manager at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

Danielle’s Plants

Rose Sensation™ false hydrangea vine
Rose Sensation™ false hydrangea vine

Rose Sensation™ false hydrangea vine (Schizophragma hydrangeoides ‘Minsens’, Zones 5-9)

Double Take Scarlet ™ flowering quince
Double Take Scarlet ™ flowering quince

Double Take Scarlet ™flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Scarlet Storm’, Zones 5-9)

 'Wu-La-La' hosta
‘Wu-La-La’ hosta

‘Wu-La-La’ hosta (Hosta ‘Wu-La-La’, Zones 3-9)

‘Little Honey’ oakleaf hydrangea (credit: millettephotomedia.com)
‘Little Honey’ oakleaf hydrangea (credit: millettephotomedia.com)

‘Little Honey’ oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Little Honey’, Zones 4b-9)

 

Carol’s Plants

‘Storm Cloud’ bluestar
‘Storm Cloud’ bluestar

‘Storm Cloud’ bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Storm Cloud’, Zones 4-9)

Kodiak® Orange bush honeysuckle, photo courtesy of Proven Winners Color Choice
Kodiak® Orange bush honeysuckle, photo courtesy of Proven Winners Color Choice

Kodiak® Orange bush honeysuckle (Diervilla x ‘G2X88544’, Zones 4-7)

Marine heliotrope
Marine heliotrope

Marine heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens, Zones 10-11)

‘Straw’ Colorado spruce
‘Straw’ Colorado spruce

‘Straw’ Colorado spruce (Picea pungens ‘Straw’, Zones 4-8)

 

Expert’s Plants

Titan arum, photo courtesy of Karl Gercens
Titan arum, photo courtesy of Karl Gercens

Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanium, Zones 11-12)

Tower of jewels, photo courtesy of Karl Gercens
Tower of jewels, photo courtesy of Karl Gercens

Tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii, Zones 9-10)

Madeira Island geranium, photo courtesy of Karl Gercens
Madeira Island geranium, photo courtesy of Karl Gercens

Madeira Island geranium (Geranium maderense, Zones 9-11)

Wood’s cycad, photo courtesy of Karl Gercens
Wood’s cycad, photo courtesy of Karl Gercens

Wood’s cycad (Encephalartos woodii, Zones 10-11)

Mule’s foot fern, photo courtesy of Karl Gercens
Mule’s foot fern, photo courtesy of Karl Gercens

Mule’s foot fern (Angiopteris evecta, Zones 10-11)

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