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.
1-2 year old seedling. This "Dwarf Coral Tree" is native to Natal, in South Africa. It is a densely branched deciduous shrub, with scarlet flowers on black flower stalks, standing above the foliage during a long time. It is suited to mediterranean climates and takes light frosts.
A classic of subtropical gardening. This is one of the cold-hardiest coral-trees and it is quite easy to grow and bloom, with fabulous sprays of large coral-red flowers. It can be a small shrub to a tree of 10 or more meters in height.
This Dwarf Coral Tree is native to Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico. It is a shrub with white bark, erect growth and truly showy scarlet flowers. It is suited to warm temperatate to subtropical climates. Its small size and frost resistance ( to about -6 C !) make it suitable for Northern latitudes.
This beautiful South African bulb is a short robust subspecies of the pineapple lily Eucomis autumnalis. It is summer growing and deciduous in winter. Rosettes are moderate in size, with soft wide leaves, with crisped and wavy margins.
Subtropical shrub to small tree, producing sweet dark red "cherries", sometimes a bit acid, loved by children. It stands light freezes and grows outdoors in the coastal Mediterranean. It can be trained as a hedge or bonsai.
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.
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