Click through pictures of Paul James' not-so-normal garden favorites.
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Filed under: Succulents, Plants, Foliage Plants, Garden Zones, Garden Zone 8, Garden Zone 9
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The Madagascar palm isn't really a palm at all but a succulent that's hardy to USDA Zone 10. Because of its spiny trunk, you probably don't want to grow it around children.
This Mexican petunia (Ruellia) isn't really a petunia at all, but it is from Mexico! Hardy to USDA Zone 8, it's easy to root and produces tons of blue flowers that butterflies adore. One note of caution: Mexican petunia is considered invasive in Florida and could get out of hand in other subtropical climates.
Burro's tail falls in the family of succulents and sedums and in most areas should be grown in containers.Advertisement
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