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Tropical Foliage

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

I like to use the leaves of some plants for interest in my arrangements, but unless I was making a gigantic something for an international flower show, there is no use for these grand alocasia.

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Sacramento, CA(Zone 9a)

canna leaves are nice though - they are smaller, and lasts a long time. The flowers wilt almost right away - but I keep a clump of cannas growing for the leaves.

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

Lucky you, I have no green thumb when it comes to canna. I use caladium leaves and hostas. I have found that some of my hostas last a long time and others wilt within an hour?

Sacramento, CA(Zone 9a)

That's funny - I have a brown thumb with hostas so I have never had a plant big enough for me to use the leaves for arrangements. Snails also love them. Cast iron plants (though not a tropical) make good foliage though - last for weeks.

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Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

Beautiful Dianne. I never heard of cast iron plants. Will have to check them out. You know what else lasts forever is liatris.

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

They just keep getting bigger with all this years rain, rain, rain!

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Watseka, IL(Zone 5a)

Canna is easy to grow!

That alocosia is a gimme!

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