what tropicals can overwinter in your basement?
Just because I'm stuck in a cold zone doesn't mean I want to surround myself with nothing but corn and soybeans.
I'd like to know what you've had success with that can be stored in a cool dry basement.
Here is what I've had luck and no luck with so far:
white calla lily with spotted leaves
ornithogalum saundersiae (ivory coast lily)
all short canna including. cleopatra ?, red futurity, bengal tiger?, tropicanna, striped beauty, wyoming
tall canna - intrigue
'blackie' sweet potato vine - tried 2 years in a row
violet stem elephant ear-in a pot
wondering about next winter with these new ones:
A. hilo beauty
C. 'black magic"
canna 'intrigue' and 'bengal tiger' ( gonna try again)
I'd prefer to learn from you folks rather than lose any more of these wonderful plants.
Feel free to include your list too; I think we could learn from ea. other:) Karen