Finally, after two failed attempts, I have my own Rice Paper plant taking hold and adding some big-leaf drama to Delusional Drive.
Though the common name, Waxy Bells, comes from the flowers, it’s the foliage that does it for me.
Even when it comes to pots for the entryway, I opt for a collection of interesting foliage…
…though when it comes to Coleus, a collection can be every bit as colorful as a floral display.
Thanks go to Pam at Digging for providing a forum where we foliage afficiandos can strut our stuff. Officially, it’s the 16th of each month but Pam is easygoing when it comes to strict enforcement. Another venue falls on the 22nd of each month, ‘Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day’, hosted by Christina of Creating My Own Garden of the Hesperides. Her blog is a joy and well worth a gander any day of the month.
Very cool plant!
Very cool comment!
Hooray for your Tetrapanax success! Gorgeous foliage all!
Big leaves rock!
Thanks for linking in to GBFD. My post will be there tomorrow. I really like your Tetrapanex papiferus, looks a little like Fatsia japonica which I have in pots by the front door. I also have Coleus in pots on the terrace, they thrive in the shade of the wisteria.
I have Fatshedra by my door (a variegated one). It’s nice to have another outlet for foliage obsession.
Great post! Coleus (in its many forms) is a regular in my garden. You’re right–it’s every bit as colorful and fabulous as blooms. Congrats on the Tetrapanax!
I would be at a loss without Coleus for porch pots.
Love the Kirengeshoma palmata especially…do we sell this at the nursery? Hmm…look at you, making me want more plants.
We do…and you know it’s my job.
Drama and color, what more does anyone need? Thanks for joining in, Ricki!
and thanks for hosting, as always!
Tetra I can grow well ! Kirengeshoma no go 🙁
It took me three tries to get a Tetra to take…Kirengoshoma, easy-peasy. Go figure.
Tetrapanax is such a beautiful plant and your coleus collection is lovely!
that’s the tall and the short of it
The Kirengeshoma is a really striking plant.
It was hard to find when I bought it but now seems to be everywhewre
Double the beauty!
double the fun