Favorite Tropical plants for Temperate Areas
Hi all, I just wanted to ask everyone what their favorite tropical plant was for growing in temperate areas. I live in zone 7 (b) and have recently become slightly more interested in plants that look like they are from the tropics but will survive the winters here in zone 7. I presently have no interest in trying to overwinter anything in a garage or the house so they will have to fend for themselves out in the cold.
I presently have elephant ears, ginger lilies, cannas, and curcumas but would like to hear about others I might be missing out on.
Thought I would check with the experts?
Thanks in advance,