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Let's Argue About Plants

Jul 21, 2023

Quirky, collectible, and water-wise, succulents will add eye-catching texture to any garden bed or container display. There are some succulents that are cold hardy, while others will need to be brought indoors for the winter in colder regions. Join Danielle, Carol and guest Amanda Thomsen as they share some of their favorite succulents, including a few unforgettable “oddballs”.


Expert guest: Amanda Thomsen is a garden designer, garden shop owner, and author based in suburban Chicago.


Danielle’s Plants

Variegated fox tail agave (Agave attenuata 'Variegata', Zones 9-12)

Spiral aloe (Aloe polyphylla, Zones 9-12)

Red mistletoe cactus (Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa, Zones 9-11)

‘Frosted Fire’ sedum (Sedum ‘Frosted Fire’, Zones 3-9)


Carol’s Plants

'Red Velvet’ plush plant (Echeveria pulvinata 'Red Velvet', Zones 9-11)

‘Christmas Carol’ aloe (Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’, Zones 9-11)

Gold moss sedum (Sedum acre, Zones 3-8)

‘Matrona’ sedum (Hylotelephium telephium 'Matrona', Zones 3-9)


Expert’s Plants

Pencil cactus (Euphorbia tirucali, Zones 10-12)

Bundle of sticks plant (Cynanchum marnierianum, Zones 10-11)

‘Frizzle Sizzle’ albuca (Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’, Zones 8-10)

‘Nerds’ sedum (Sedum album ‘Nerds’, Zones 3-8)