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Brugmansia ' Double White'

This showy plant from Central and South America produces large trumpet shaped flowers. Also known as Angel's Trumpet, this is a heat-loving tropical. Prefering warm days and cool nights, it is hardy for ground planting to Zone 8. In areas north of Zone 8, plant in large containers that can be moved indoors during the winter months. Attracts birds and is deer resistant. This plant is poisonous if ingested so keep that in mind when planting.

Acanthus Bear's Breeches

Bear's Breeches are huge mound forming perennials with bright green deeply cut leaves. Bear Breeches leaves can reach up to one foot wide and two foot long, the plant alone can grow to three foot tall and up to six foot wide. From late spring to mid summer they produce tall spike flowers that are light pink to light purple. Hardy zones 7-10, they can take early day sun but need shade from the hot afternoon sun.

Farfugium Gigantea

Farfugium is a clump forming perennial that is grown in gardens for its glossy dark green kidney shaped leaves. The leaves can grow up to a foot across making quite an impressive show. This native to Japan and Eastern Asia does well in moist shaded areas. Evergreen in warm climates, but will die to ground level in temperatures falling below 20 degrees. Daisy like yellow flowers bloom on a mostly leafless stalk. Farfugium works well in zones 7-10.

Berkley Sedge

This member of the grass family grows 12-18" tall and is hardy in Zones 8-10. With its gracefully narrow arching leaves this plant makes a great border, mass planting or ground cover. Considered a perennial in most areas, cut back in early spring for best growth. Works well in sun or shade. Grows in moist areas where most plants would struggle.

Alocasia 'Regal Shields'

With its dark green velvety and glossy foliage with burgundy undersides, this plant makes a striking backdrop in a partial shade area. Growing to 3 foot tall, this alocasia will work well in a small patio area and also in containers. Alocasia does bloom with a small calla type flower, but the flowers tend to not be noticeable. Plant in a rich soil mix and water well until established. Hardy Zone 9.