Click through pictures of Paul James' not-so-normal garden favorites.
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Cordyline is a striking tropical plant featuring long, sword-like leaves in rich burgundy. Native to USDA Zones 9 through 11, cordyline can grow to 10 feet tall and produce large clusters of fragrant white flowers.
False sea onion (Urginea) is an old-fashioned houseplant, hardy to USDA Zone 9, which Paul James grows in containers.
This cool plant, called fiber optic grass (Scirpus), gets it name from the tiny flowers at the end of each leaf blade. It's hardy to USDA Zone 8 and does well in bogs, water gardens and containers.
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