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Let's Argue About Plants

Jun 2, 2023

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 (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)


Carol’s Plants

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

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

Marine heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens, Zones 10-11)

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


Expert’s Plants

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)