This is our selection of plants that can stand some cold. Some will only resist to cool weather and light frost, but some others will take hard frost in colder climates. They are all very different but they deserve to be tried because all these tropical-looking plants have non tropical requirements. They will surely thrive outdoors in coastal Mediterranean climates or in a mildly heated greenhouse where frost does not occur.
Large sized Farfugium with different leaves. "Escargot" means snail in French, and in this cultivar of Farfugium leaf margins are a bit "squared" and leaf lobes do overlap, forming a spiral reminiscent of a snail. The whole leaf looks like a snail... with some good fantasy. Some experts believe that 'Escargot' is a hybrid between Farfugium 'Giganteum' and...
NEW! Hard to find traditional variety of fig from the Canary Islands
This Fig cultivar is one of the most widespread on the Canary Islands. It is very productive and adaptable. Fruits have purple to dark red skin. Flesh is dark pink and very sweet. It is both eaten fresh or used for drying.
Spectacular dwarf selection of an everblooming Australian species. It makes a perfect flowering groundcover in sunny conditions but it is also great in rockeries or in pots as a fill-up plant. It originates in a harsh mediterranean climate and it is very adaptable ... let's say from -5 to 45C!
This plant looks just like an olive tree ! It is a large shrub in the Protea family, native to a small area in W Australia. The silvery foliage is attractive and showy orange-pink inflorescences in winter to spring. It is resistant to harsh Mediterranean conditions and can take frost, wind, salt and drought.
This is an unusual and elegant terrestrial bromeliad with spineless silvery leaves. Leaves are soft and velvety to touch. Established plants will bloom with huge "sprays" of pink flowers. Hechtia tillandsioides is native to Mexico (States of Hidalgo and Mexico). It takes frost and feels at home in Mediterranean climates !
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